VII Emeritus Member Maggie Steber was nominated as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography. Maggie and fellow photographer Lynn Johnson’s work for National Geographic was nominated “for a compelling, dignified photo narrative that provides an intimate look at the youngest face transplant recipient in the U.S.”
The Overseas Press Club of America has announced their annual award winners, including VII Emeritus Member Maggie Steber.
Maggie, a 1988 OPC Award winner, who has worked in 64 countries during her career focusing on humanitarian, cultural and social stories, has received the OPC President’s Award.
“Maggie Steber’s body of work shows that dedication to the pursuit of stories and journalistic ideals is worthwhile and noble and has a profound impact on the audience and the subjects of the work,” said Pancho Bernasconi, president, Overseas Press Club of America.
The OPC Awards will be live-streamed on April 18, 2019. Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron will deliver the keynote address and the evening’s emcee will be NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.
Congratulations to Mathias Svold of the VII Mentor Program for being named Photographer of the Year in Denmark!
This photo is from a story about the people who live along the Whanganui River in New Zealand, made on assignment for National Geographic. Jack Cashmore is resting after he has hunted and killed a stag deer that he carried up a hill in Owhango, New Zealand. He uses the deer for food and it’s skin.