Maggie Steber is a Miami-based documentary photographer who has worked in 69 countries revealing stories on culture, history, society, and people. Her numerous contributions to National Geographic have ranged from American Indians to stories on Dubai and Nepal, the history of the African slave trade and the sciences of memory, sleep and face transplants.
A recently named Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Maggie received support for a new project entitled “The Garden of Lily LaPalma,” her alter ego in an alternate universe that describes her experiences in single-image stories, differing greatly from her documentary work.
Maggie has worked in Haiti for 30 years. Aperture published her monograph, Dancing on Fire. In 2013, National Geographic named her as one of 11 Women of Vision. Her work is widely exhibited worldwide and is in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress.
Recent honors include Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019; The Lucie Award 2019; Overseas Press Club’s President’s Award, 2019; the Photographer’s Photographer Award from Nat Geo Photographers, 2019; Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year, Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant and a grant from the Knight Foundation to design the New American Newspaper.