Maggie Steber has worked as a documentary photographer in 60 countries. Her longtime work in Haiti received the prestigious Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant and the Ernst Haas Grant as well as a book publishing support grant from Kodak.  A collection of the Haiti photographs was published in “Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti”, by Aperture.

She was a contract photographer for Newsweek Magazine for 4 years and has worked through several press agencies as well the Associated Press in New York as a photo editor.  She served as Assistant Managing Editor of Photography and Features at the Miami Herald from 1999-2003 and guided the photo projects to become Pulitzer Prize finalists twice and a third time as winner.

In 2007, she received a grant from the Knight Foundation to design a new newspaper prototype through the new Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami. In 2010, for the 3rd time, she will be invited as a MASTER TEACHER at the World Press Photo Foundation’s Joop Swart classes.  In 2008, she was honored guest speaker at the formal gathering of distinguished guests in Amsterdam.

Steber was distinguished invited guest in 2008 to the Pingyao Photo Festival where she exhibited her longtime work on Native Americans and made the main evening presentation. That exhibition was her 3rd in China.  She has exhibited twice at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France and at the Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris as part of the 20th anniversary exhibition of Reporters Sans Frontieres.  She has exhibited widely throughout the US and internationally.

Maggie’s breathtaking list of honors includes:

The Leica Medal of Excellence

First Prize Spot News World Press Photo Foundation

News First Prize Magazine Documentary in Pictures of the Year (iPOY)

Overseas Press Oliver Rebbot Award Best Photographic Coverage from Abroad

The Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from University of Missouri

Grants: Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Ernst Haas Grant and the Knight Foundation; 3-time finalist for Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography, Kodak Book Publishing Support Grant

Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The Guardian of London and many other American and European publications. Her photographs are included in numerous museum and private collections. She has served as judge for World Press Photo Foundation and the Alicia Patterson Foundation four times each, as well as for other photographic competition.

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