On July 12, 2019, Lights for Liberty vigils captured the attention of the US and beyond as thousands of people took to the streets to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants. VII photographers were there to witness the powerful vigils. Click here to see what Ed Kashi, Danny Wilcox Frazier, John Stanmeyer, Maggie Steber, Sara Terry, and Nolan Trowe of the VII Mentor Program saw and heard.
Congratulations to Maggie Steber for being named one of the Lucie Foundation’s 9 honorees for this year’s Lucie Awards. Maggie is being recognized for her achievement in photojournalism. The prestigious Lucie Awards gala returns to New York City to kick off Photo Week and to celebrate photography. The red carpet gala ceremony will be held at New York’s renowned Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
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.