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Steven Rubin

Presently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Penn State University, Steven Rubin worked for many years as a documentary photographer, traveling on assignment in Iraq, Rwanda, Kosovo, Pakistan, Turkey, Chile and Cuba, and throughout the United States. His photographs have been published in magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek,Stern, GEO, Focus, L’Express and The London Independent Magazine, and in numerous books including Schattenlicht – The Best of Black and White Photography (published by GEO), and The Century (published by Phaidon). His work has been exhibited in venues throughout the United States and featured at the International Festival Visa pour L’Image, in Perpignan, France. He is the recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence, a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship, a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard and an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship. He was a Fellow with the Open Society Institute, which supported his photographic investigation of the U.S. government’s detention of immigrants, and funded his development of Healing Images, a program providing digital cameras, instruction and therapy to survivors of torture. A graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, he obtained his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego.