©2009 Stephen J. Shaner

©2009 Stephen Shaner

Stephen started taking photographs while studying journalism in college. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Photographic Illustration / Photojournalism.

After graduation, he served as a newspaper photojournalist for six years before leaving to pursue freelance work and teach.

Stephen's photographs have won numerous awards and his work has been published and displayed throughout the U.S.

Currently, he is working on a long-term documentary project in Israel and the Palestinian Territories which he began in 2002.

Stephen lives in upstate NY and has walked into the lobbies of fine hotels on five continents.