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Maggie Steber (1949) | Collaborative Archive from the African Diaspora

Name: Maggie Steber (1949)

Historical Note: Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer who has worked in 63 countries around the world. Born and raised in Texas, she worked as a reporter and photographer at the Galveston Daily News in her early career before working as a picture editor for the Associated Press in New York. She was a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine for four years, and her work has been published in Life, National Geographic, the New Yorker, People, Time, Sports Illustrated, and Smithsonian, among others. Steber served as the Assistant Managing Editor of Photography and Features at the Miami Herald from 1999-2002, and 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. Her work in Haiti won the Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant and the Ernest Haas Grant, culminating in her 1991 publication, Dancing on Fire: Photographs From Haiti. Steber’s work is exhibited widely in museums around the world, and she has won numerous awards, including the World Press Foundation Award, the Leica Medal of Excellence, and an Overseas Press Club honor. She has also judged numerous photo competitions, including the World Press Photo Foundation, and the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year.
Note Author: Lucrece Louidhon-Louinis

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