October 2009 Photo Night will feature the work of photojournalist Stephen M. Katz.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8pm.
*NEW LOCATION: Mint nightclub (not the place that prints money) 50 South 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia. 215-829-1128.
Stephen M. Katz was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by POY International in March 2008. He is currently a staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia where he has worked since 2004.
Katz’s career as a photographer began at a small twice-weekly newspaper in Ashland, Virginia after graduating from Temple University with a Masters Degree in journalism. He next moved to a chain of daily Media General newspapers in northern Virginia where he was quickly promoted to Director of Photography with a staff of seven photographers.
Next stop was Fredericksburg, Virginia to be Photo Editor of The Free Lance-Star which became the top photography paper in the National Press Photographers Association’s Region 3.
Following his stint in Fredericksburg, Katz moved to Bangor, Maine to become the Senior Photographer and then the Assistant Photography Editor at the Bangor Daily News.
Katz’s work has been published in several magazines and books and has been exhibited around the country.
He has received numerous state, regional and national photography awards, including top honors from the NPPA’s Northern Short Course (POY 2008), Southern Short Course (POY 2007), The Associated Press and Society of Newspaper Design. Recently Katz placed third in NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism competition.
Prior to focusing on photojournalism, Katz had a varied career - graduating from Dickinson College with a degree in Anthropology, taking a job as a social worker in Washington, DC and then working in public relations for several years.
When not shooting for The Pilot, Katz teaches photojournalism at Tidewater Community College and freelances for a number of NGO’s and the United Nations, covering global health issues in a multitude of third world countries with a recent emphasis on West and Central Africa.
Link to his website