Maggie Steber

Mother's Funeral: A young Haitian man writhes in grief at the funeral of his mother in the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in November 1987 © Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer who has worked in 67 countries specializing in human issues. Her honors include a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2017, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. Steber has worked in Haiti for 30 years. Aperture published her monograph, DANCING ON FIRE. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine.

Steber served as a Newsweek Magazine contract photographer and as 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, the Guggenheim Foundation Collection and The Richter Library as well as private collections. She exhibits and teaches internationally. She is a longtime contributor to Natiional Geographic Magazine, as well as many other publications.

All images © Maggie Steber

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