Steven H. Begleiter


Steven H. Begleiter is an internationally awarding winning photographer living in Denver. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD).

His photo career began in NYC, as first assistant to Annie Leibovitz and the late Mary Ellen Mark. In 1982 he opened his studio in Soho, NYC and worked on commissions for JW Thompson; Hill and Knowlton; AT&T; Forbes; US; Elle; Esquire. His iconic photograph of Bill and Ennis Cosby graced the cover of Time Magazine.

His first book of photographs " Fathers and Sons" (Abbeville Press 1989) was a critical and commercial success. After 17 years in NYC, he was recruited by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design to teach photography, where he authored two more photography books. Ten years later he moved to Missoula, Montana to teach at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and authored two more photography books.

This Spring, 2020, his sixth photography book,

“ Photographic Lighting for Everybody” will be published by Amherst Media.

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