Maggie SteberMaggie Steber, born and raised in Texas, is a documentary photographer who has lived and worked all over the world. Early in her career she worked as a reporter and photographer for the Galveston Daily News and as a picture editor for the Associated Press in New York.

Maggie’s photos have appeared in magazines around the world, including Life, the New Yorker, National Geographic Magazine,  Smithsonian, People, Newsweek, Time, and Sports Illustrated as well as Merian Magazine of Germany, and The Times Magazine of London, among others.

Her work in Haiti won Maggie two major grants (the Ernst Haas Grant and the Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant for Journalistic Exploration of a Subject) and culminated in 1991 in the publication of a book, Dancing on Fire: Photographs From Haiti. Maggie has also won the World Press Foundation Award, the Leica Medal of Excellence, an Overseas Press Club honor, and Pictures of the Year awards. She has served as a judge for many photo competitions, including the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Pictures of the Year competition. Steber’s work for National Geographic has included articles on Miami, the African slave trade, the Cherokee Nation, soldiers’ letters, and Dubai. Maggie currently lives in Miami, Florida. She was selected as a National Geographic Magazine Woman of Vision in 2013.


“In Maggie’s eyes beauty doesn’t conflict with violence or with grief. She’s able to see beauty alongside pain in the toughest situations, and she has a remarkable talent to detect and photograph its often fragile existence. Her thoughtful investigation of memory brings an important and interesting perspective to all her work.”

Leah Bendavid-Val

is the author, most recently, of SIBERIA


Coming in August
LITTLE HAITI Immigrant life


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