Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer known for her humanistic stories of people and cultures. She is a National Geographic Woman of Vision and has worked in 66 countries, producing cultural stories as well as significant work on Haiti, Native Americans, and the sciences of sleep and memory loss. She has photographed for 30 years in Haiti. Aperture published her monograph entitled DANCING ON FIRE: Photographs from Haiti. She also published work on her mother’s dementia in Rite of Passage which was also made onto a multimedia project for MediaStorm.


Steber’s photographs are included in many private and public collections including the Library of Congress. She was Assistant Managing Editor for Photography and Features at The Miami Herald from 1999-2003 and has served as judge on many competition and grant panels including the Pulitzer Prize Committee for Photography for 2015, World Press Photo, the Alexia Grant, the Alicia Patterson Grant, Pictures of the Year, and the Getty-Instagram Grant.


She regularly teaches workshops at the World Press Photo Master Classes in Amsterdam, the Foundry Workshop, LOOK3 Photo Festival, Bursa Photo Festival in Turkey, and the Leica Akademie USA. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The New Yorker and many American and European publications.


Honors include:


-Leica Medal of Excellence

-The Overseas Press Club’s Rebbot Award for Best Reporting from Abroad

-Medal of Honor for her Contribution to Journalism from the Univ. of Missouri

-First Prize in World Press Photo

-First Prize in World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year

-The Ernst Haas Grant

-The Alicia Patterson Grant

-The Knight Foundation Grant