Ryan is a Memphis-based photographer and adjunct photography instructor at Memphis College of Art. He has exhibited work through Drawl Gallery, Society for Photographic Education, Memphis College of Art, Arkansas State University, and the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum. His work has been published by Amnesty International, the Library of Congress and #Photography. Steed's interests range from analog photographic processes to digital media, and his first love is black and white documentary photography. Other known interests are whiskey, dive bars, and rural towns.