Steve Winter


American photographer Steve Winter started taking photos as a child while growing up in rural Indiana. After graduating from the Academy of Art and the University of San Francisco, Winter signed on as a photojournalist for Black Star Photo Agency. Since then, he has produced stories for GEO, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, BusinessWeek, Scientific American, and Stern, among other publications. 

He became a National Geographic photojournalist in 1991 and has covered many subjects for the magazine, including Russia's giant Kamchatka bears, tigers in Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, and life along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River.

Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He is a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International (POYI)’s Global Vision Award. 

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2009 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2014 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2020 Photo Contest

Steve Winter on Social Media:
Instagram: @stevewinterphoto
Twitter: @swfoto

Steve Winter

Image credit: Steve Winter