Steven Rubin

Steven Rubin is a photographer with a long history working for mainstream as well as alternative media. His photographs have been published in numerous venues including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones and The Village Voice, and internationally in The London Independent Magazine, Stern, GEO, Focus, and L’Express. He has photographed on assignment in many countries, including Iraq, Rwanda, Kosovo, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, Chile and Cuba, with his images utilized by national and international non-profits including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, The Ford Foundation, the Soros Foundation and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

His work has been recognized with the Leica Medal of Excellence, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship. He was a Fellow with the Open Society Institute – Baltimore, where he founded and directed the innovative program Healing Images, which provides digital cameras, instruction and therapy to survivors of torture. He was also a Media Fellow with the Open Society Institute – New York, which supported his photographic investigation of the government’s detention and mistreatment of immigrants. His work is in the collections of The Library of Congress and The Freedom Forum, among other institutions, and has been exhibited in venues throughout the United States and featured at the International Festival Visa pour L’Image, in Perpignan, France.

A graduate of Reed College, he is presently pursuing his MFA at the University of California, San Diego.

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Seth Augustine
Kate Barclay
Veronika Bauer
Robert Becraft
Susannah Bielak
Boredom Patrol
Carl Burton
Mike Caloud
Raul Cardenas-Osuna
Fabian Cereijido
Matthew Coors
J. Tanner Cusick
Cathy de la Cruz
Evelyn Donnelly
Julia Dzwonkoski
James Enos
Deanna Erdmann
Kael Greco
Nico Herbst
Kate Hoffman
Scott Horsley
Sara Hunsucker
Glenna Jennings
Sharon Levy
Emiko Lewis-Sanchez

Derek Lomas
Esteban Martinez
Jennifer Medlin
Gretchen Mercedes
Patrick Miller
Elyse Montague
Patricia Montoya
Adam Moyer
Owen Mundy
Clare Parry
Kelly Pendergrast
Omar Pimienta
PG Toys
Serena Porrati
Iana Quesnell
Steven Rubin
Tristan Shone
Katherine Sweetman
The Magnum PIs
Robert Twomey
Yvonne Venegas
Nina Waisman
Caleb Waldorf
Kate Wall
Julia Westerbeke
Felipe Zuniga