Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer whose work focuses on humanistic issues and kinship and the challenges of everyday life.She has photographed in 64 countries. For over three decades, Steber has worked in Haiti. Aperture published her monograph, DANCING ON FIRE. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine, publishing a book and touring an exhibition in five cities.
Steber has served as the Asst. Managing Editor of Photography and Features at The Miami Herald, overseeing projects that won a Pulitzer and were twice finalists for the award. Her work is included in the Library of Congress and The Richter Library as well as the San Diego Museum of Photography and many other private collections. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world and United States including as distinguished guest in 2008 to the Pingyao Photo Festival where she exhibited her longtime work on Native Americans and made the main evening presentation. That was her third exhibition in China. She has exhibited twice at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, and at the Jardins du Luxumbourg in Paris as part of the 20th anniversary exhibition of Reporters Sans Frontieres.
Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP, The Guardian, Die Zeit, Geo Magazine and many others. Steber teaches workshops all over the world including at the World Press Joop Swart Master Classes, the International Center for Photography in New York City, Foundry Workshops and and the Obscura Photo Festival. In October
She has served as judge on numerous photographic competitions, grants, including the Alexia Foundation and at the World Press Photo Foundation as well as Pictures of the Year.
Her honors include among others:
--Leica Medal of Excellence
--World Press Photo Foundation
--Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the Univ. of Missouri
--Overseas Press Club
--Pictures of the Year,
--The Alicia Patterson Grant
--Ernst Haas Grant
--Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project.
Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian and many other American and European publications. Her photographs are widely exhibited, nationally and abroAD
Her website : The Audacity of Beauty