Quote of the Week by Maggie Steber


“Photographs are like our children. We put the best of ourselves into them—the best of our vision, our minds, our hearts—and then we send them out into the world. At some moment, perhaps the moment we click the shutter, they are being released. From that moment on, they don’t really belong to us anymore.” —Maggie Steber (1949)

Maggie Steber has worked in 64 countries focusing on humanitarian, cultural, and social stories. Her honours include the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson and Ernst Haas Grants, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. She has worked for publications including the National Geographic, The New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, The Guardian, and Geo magazine, among others. Steber teaches workshops internationally including at the World Press Joop Swart Master Classes, the International Center for Photography, Foundry Workshops and the Obscura Photo Festival.