Maggie Steber@maggiesteber

Guggenheim Fellow 2017-2018, NatGeo Photographer, VII Photo Agency, Leica Ambassador/LHSA, Leicaakademieusa ❤️

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Maggie Steber

I normally wouldn't post things like this because I don't like being boastful but I am deeply moved because this is just about the highest honor any photographer could hope to have bestowed on them...the respect and love of their peers. This week I was honored by a remarkable gathering of photographers during the annual National Geographic Seminar with the Photographer's Photographer Award. Perhaps our most important critics, these are the people who keep us honest and remind us always that our pictures are not about us, they are about the people in our pictures. Our photographs belong to the people in them. We should always take pictures as though we were making love. We are simply the guardians of someone's image, humbled by the generosity of those who welcomed us into their lives and share their stories. I am still astonished by the outpouring of heart shown to me this week by my colleagues. I want to give a shout out to Sarah Leen @roseleen who has shown such great faith in me and to Kurt Mutchler @kurtmutchler who has kept me on the right path during a very intimate and difficult story. If anything these honors should increase our humility and today my heart is so full it could burst but I am also reminded that humility is one of the most important qualities that nature gives to us as humans because it is here where we see the truth and are reminded that we may serve to try to make this a better world for everyone. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicaakademieusa @leica_fotografie_international @leicacamerausa @guggfellows @viiphoto


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Photo by Maggie Steber The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. The Chief of the Greasy Devils calls on Lily. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto @leicacamerausa @leicaakademieusa @guggfellows #mexico #viiphoto #guggenheim #leicaakademieusal #lilylapalma


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma: At the dawn of a new day a man at sea looks for a port from the storm along the coast of Ghana, struggling in the same waters that carried his ancestors across the deadly Middle Passage far away from Africa. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto @leicaakademieusa @leicacamerausa @guggfellows #ghana #goldcoast #guggenheim #middlepassage #viiphoto


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Photo by Maggie Steber. Like an old man walking toward the end of the day, Father Time marches toward the sunset of 2018, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Tomorrow the rising sun welcomes in a new year. Welcome New Year 2019! Much peace, health, hope, love, and happiness to all. One-day post. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @leicacamerausa @leicaakademieusa @viiphoto #miamibeach #leicacamerausa #leicaakademieusa #viiphoto #onedaypost


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Photo by Maggie Steber. One-Day Post. Elmina, Ghana Haircut. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto @leicacamerausa @leicaakademieusa #onedaypost #elmina #ghana


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Photos by Maggie Steber. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma. Secret Messages Decoded. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @smithsonianmagazine @leicaakademieusa @viiphoto @guggfellows #secretgarden #lilylapalma #mystery


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My best nine for 2018. Photos by Maggie Steber. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @viiphoto @leicacamerausa @leicaakademieusa @guggfellows


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Photo by Maggie Steber. The Missing Father. One-day post. @natgeo @leicacamerausa @viiphoto @guggfellows #onedaypost


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Photo by Maggie Steber. One-day post. @chenpamela @natgeo @leicacamerausa @guggfellows @viiphoto #onedaypost


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Photos by Maggie Steber. One-day post. Variations on a theme. #onedaypost


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Photo by Maggie Steber. One-day post. Outside of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. #onedaypost


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Photo by Maggie Steber. One-day post. #onedaypost


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