Steven Benson is a Professor of Photography/Video at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona State College, Chair of the School of Photography and Media, and Contributing Curator to the Southeast Museum of Photography. He received his Masters Degree in Fine Art (Photography) from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He is the recipient of three Creative Artist Grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts and a NEA/ArtsMidwest Fellowship. His photographs are represented in museum collections throughout the world including Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, Portland Art Museum, Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark) and the Centre Gorges Pompidou. His book, The Cost of Power in China: The Three Gorges Dam and the Yangtze River Valley, was published by Black Opal Press (2006) with essays by A.D. Coleman and Dai Qing. He has been an educator, fine art and commercial freelance photographer for 35 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of “SNAP! ORLANDO / SNAP! MIAMI / SNAP! SPACE”, the Board of Directors (VP) of the Greater Florida Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and has served on the National Board of Directors of the Society for Photographic Education (2011-2015).
Steven has specialized in editorial, annual report and advertising photography providing still and motion photographic services to publishers, advertising agencies, design firms and Fortune 500 companies. He has been sent on assignment throughout North America and Europe, as well as, Mexico, the Caribbean, Russia, Brazil and Japan for clients AT&T, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Unisys, Borg-Warner, Allied Signal, Hughes JVC Technology Corporation and Canadian National Railroad, among others.