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Steven Greaves

Steven Greaves is an architectural and commerical photographer based in Brooklyn, New York.

• New York Times, Lens Blog, “A Prosaic View of Hurricane Sandy.” October 28, 2013.• Time, “Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later: Self-Portraits by Communities in Distress.” October 24, 2013.• The Guardian, “Bicycle commuters: what are your rules for the road?” May 29, 2013.• New York Daily News, “New York Public Library’s original copy of Bill of Rights set for public display.” May 21, 2013.• Inside Out: The People’s Art Project, Premieres Tribeca Film Festival, New York. April, 2013.• Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action, Anna Leon-Guerrero, April, 2013.• Boaz Vaadia; Sculpture 1971-2012, Boaz Vaadia, April, 2013.• Akron Beacon Journal, “Movie review: ‘Greedy Lying Bastards.'” March 22, 2013.• The New York Times, “A Blunt Instrument in the Climate War.” March 08, 2013.• The Sacramento Bee, “Greedy Lying Bastards.” March 08. 2013.• New York Police Department, Press Pass Accredited. February, 2013.• Millennium Hotels, Paris. February, 2013.• United Nations, Accredited. January, 2013.• Family Guide, Florida, DK Books. Release date: February, 2013.• Very Good Girls. January, 2013.•, “Living on Shifting Sands.” January 09, 2013.• VNDL Magazine, “interview – steven greaves” January 02, 2013.• artWORKS Projects, Photo Auction, Chicago, IL., December, 2012.• National Press Photographers Association. Member since October, 2012.• The Guardian, “New York 9/11 museum deal reached.” September 11, 2012.• International Center of Photography, “Occupy!”, August 18- September 30, 2012.• Eramu & Korter, “Nuudis-nomaadid. Karin.” August, 2012.• “American Democracy in Peril: Eight Challenges to America’s Future, 7th Ed.”, William E. Hudson, July, 2012.• Adventure Landing. June, 2012.• Cocowalk. June, 2012.• C.R.O.W. June, 2012.• Halifax Historical Museum. June, 2012.• Time, “Political Pictures of the Week, May 5-11.” May 11, 2012.• Getty Images, Represented since 2012.• The Guardian, “Occupy in America: looking back on six months of protest.” March 16, 2012.• Family Guide, New York City, DK Books. Release date: March, 2012.• TrueBlue. May, 2012.• Digital Photo Academy, New York. Instructor since March, 2012.• Il Sole 24 Ore, “La forza delle donne.” April 12, 2012.• Rebel Magazine, “Moral Hazard”, January/February 2012.• Vanity Fair, “Revolution Number 99” February, 2012.• Tribeca Trib., “Seaport Museum to Host Major Photo Exhibit on Occupy Wall Street.” January 20, 2012.• Museum of the City of New York, South Street Seaport Museum- Grande Reopening, Featured ‘Occupy Wall Street’, January 25, 2012.• EOS Magazine, “Locked Up.” October-December, 2011.• Good. “’99 Portraits’ series creates Occupy Wall Street’s Lasting Legacy.” November 18, 2011.• Corbis. Represented since 2011.• Humanitarian News, “Occupy. Inside. Out.” October 25, 2011.• TED Prize, “Occupy. Inside. Out.” October 25, 2011.• 3rd Ward, “Occupy Art // Occupy.Inside.Out Puts Faces With A Movement.” October 24, 2011.• San Diego Reader, “Occupy Wall Street Protests Come to San Diego.”October 4, 2011.• The Guardian, “Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination.” September 25, 2011.• The Guardian, “Why ‘Occupy Wall Street’ makes sense.” September 21, 2011.• EOS Magazine, “High ISO.” July-September, 2011.• The New York Observer, “El Museo del Barrio Names Margarita Aguilar as Director.” August 2, 2011.• PX3 Prix de la Photographie 2011, Official Selection.• Airbnb. Since April, 2011.• El Museo del Barrio. March, 2011.• Geographical, “Europe’s Migrant Portal.” February, 2011.• Intrepid Travel. February, 2011.• Camera Obscura, Top 10 Stories of 2010. “Terre des Oublis.” January 11, 2011.• National Geographic Photo Contest, Finalist, 2010.• Travel Photographer of the Year, Finalist, 2010.• The Big Picture, Boston Globe. November 19, 2010.• Reportage Photo Festival, Sydney Australia. “Terre des Oublis.” November 5- 21, 2010.• Forward Thinking Museum Photo Contest. Runner Up. “Terre des Oublis.” October, 2010.• Imagerie Casa De Imagens, Lisbon, Portugal. “Tram28.” October 15- November 15, 2010.• Synchronicity Space Fine Arts, New York USA. “Survival and Living: Lives Defined.” October 5- 30, 2010.• Camera Obscura. “Terre des Oublis.” September, 2010.• Fotovisura, “Terre des Oublis.” September 24-26, 2010.• O Mundo Da Fotografia Digital Magazine, Portugal. September, 2010.• FotoGrafia Festival Internazionale Di Roma, Rome, Italy. “Terre des Oublis.” September 23 – October 24, 2010.• BBC. August 03, 2010.• Photo Art Gallery. August, 2010.• Agence France-Presse. Sorubi, Afghanistan. June, 2010.• National Geographic. Country Guide- France. June, 2010.• thetravelphotographer. May 14, 2010.• National Geographic Daily. May 11, 2010.• National Geographic. Photo of the day. May 8, 2010.• “Terre Des Oublis- Afghans.” May, 2010.• “Visit the American Photographer Steven Greaves.” April 2010.• “Villasavary. Un Americain au Villa!” LaDepeche.Fr. March 19, 2010.• “Terre Des Oublis- Afghans.” March, 2010.• Latitude Magazine. Monthly Contributor. March, 2010. • Shot of the day. February 3rd, 2010.• French Foreign Legion. Embed. January- April, 2010.• Shot of the day. January 9th, 2010.• Shot of the day. December 3rd, 2009.• Travel Photographer of the Year. Finalist 2009.• Digital Photographer of the Year. Pre-selected. 2009.• Shot of the day. July 18th, 2009.• Lonely Planet Images. Represented since 2009.• Travel Photographer of the Year. “Showcase.” 2009-2010• Shot of the day. June 26, 2009. • VII Photo Agency LLC., New York, USA. Intern, June 2009.• Synchronicity Space Fine Arts, New York, USA. Solo Exhibit. March-April 2009.• Honduras Street Gallery, London, UK. Exhibit. March 2009.• Lonely Planet Publications. “Paris Encounter” 2009. Cover Shot.• Evrium Inc. October, 2008.• Lonely Planet/Pikeo. Encounter Photo Competition 2008. First Prize.• National Geographic International Photography Contest 2008. “Top 30.”• National Geographic. International Photography Contest 2008. Viewer’s Choice Winner, September.• Conde Nast Traveler. Dream Trip Contest 2008. Winner, September.• Shot of the day. September 22, 2008. • Shot if the day. August 30, 2008. • Shot of the day. August 19th, 2008. • “Polluted Ganges must be cleaned, gurus demand.” August, 2008.• BBC, In Pictures. April 24, 2008.• Morgans Hotel Group. 2007.• Artinsite. 2005.• Bannam Place Theater, San Francisco, USA. Exhibit. 2002.


What Students Are Saying

“Steven, I had an amazing time this morning!!!!! Thank you so much for your patience and not making us feel like inexperienced dummies when it came to our cameras. Thanks SO MUCH for the picture! I’ll definitely going check out the album you’ve attached and get back to you.”
—Student Trudi

“Thank you for your tips you proved at the workshop. I’ve been using them they are helping a lot. Thank you”
—Stuent Patrick

“Thanks, Steven. Today’s class really started to change the way I take photos. I used to be one of those people who just point and shoot and call it a day. I like to do challenging things in life, therefore I am going to keep practicing. My camera was given to me as a gift back in April and I wish I had put more effort into learning/playing around with it, but late is better than never.”

“I took the Intro to DSLR class yesterday with Steven Greaves. I had to let you know that this class was excellent and was certainly worth giving DPA a try. Steven was great – I am a beginner and the other student was more advanced and I felt he catered to both of us. He actually physically showed us the settings on our cameras, what everything did, what we should be looking at from both a technical and creative standpoint, and really gave a well-rounded overview of the DSLR. He is clearly a talented photographer, but a modest one – showing us his images as helpful examples rather than self-promotion. He knew the technical terms and was able to explain them clearly, in an easy-to-understand way for me, as I am very new to the DSLR terminology. He took us out to try different types of shots, showing us how the different settings affect the image, was able to give clear step-by-step instructions on how to take a great image and what settings to use and how to tell when to adjust them. Overall, it was a VERY valuable four hours filled with great information.
Just had to let you know that I’m really satisfied with this class. I feel like I got a lot out of it and will be looking into additional classes.”

“Enjoyed the class. Very informative. Can’t wait to get out and try some new things with my camera.”

“Thank YOU for an informative and easy class on my camera!”

“Wonderful class and hope to take more in the future. Thanks for taking the time to answer my many questions.”
—Annie Graziani

“Thank you!! The class was exactly what I needed. You have taught me to be the basics and from that I will continue to build my skills. I am not as “afraid” to use the manual setting.

I would definitely recommend the class as well as you as the instructor.”


“Thank you. I just got in and, guess what (YOU TOLD ME SO) I fell in love with the RAW pictures better than the jpeg ones. Took a lot less “rubbing” and “editing.” And, for the record, they were shot in MANUAL MODE. Thanks teacher!”


“Thank you so much for such an informative class. I will definitely be signing up for additional classes, once I get a little more practice under my belt. Thanks for being so patient and thorough. You are an excellent instructor.”

—Marilena Eatman

“Thanks so much for the wonderful workshop. You definitely inspired my daughter and I to think “outside the box”. It was a great experience and we truly enjoyed it. Let us know if you are teaching any other workshops this summer or in the fall”


“Thank you for the workshop and for answering all my questions (even stealing a little extra time). I had a great time and learned new things in order to get better pictures. Specially I got a real interest in “control my camera” instead of being controlled by it. Of course I’ll buy a reflex to really start doing it.

I still can’t shut a leading line. I find it so difficult. It’s a real challenge and so I’ll keep working on it.

Looking forward to attend new workshops.”

—Silvia Rivera

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