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Stephen Guenther



Stephen Guenther

My first camera came at a very young age. Just noting that it was a Mickey Mouse camera says it all. While in my senior year of undergraduate (visual psychology) I joined a friend working in the darkroom on a senior project in Architecture, It was at that point in time that the full weight of photography connected with me. The magic of the obfuscated image in the developing tray coming to life from a latent capture was the moment. My formal education in photography began at the Center for Photographic Studies where my first teacher was CJ. Pressma, himself a protégé of Henry Holmes Smith and Minor White. It was profound and lasting experience. After that my professional development led to a Masters in Fine Art in Photography, followed by a 20 Year career in graphic design, with the final role of as Design Director for my own company. Filmmaking took over during this period where my visual skills were honed and applied as a Director of both film and photography. Looking through the lens at the flow of motion was mesmerizing. I have spent the better part of the last decade traveling the globe to document NGO humanitarian projects, from Education for Children with Disabilities in Andong, South Korea to Women Weavers in Maheshwar, India. I continue to learn and understand with both a deep respect and a strong connection the scope of humanitarian needs. With 30+ years of Photography I remain committed to explore, to learn and to help others find their path to self-expression and documentation via photography. I have continued my fine art photography through out my path and now present some of those images here. Winner of awards and publication in the GRAPHIS PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. - Ernst Haas

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EducationMasters in Fine Art | Photography University of Illinois Chicago
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