An artist, transitioning from painting and mixed media in the late 2000's to working exclusively in photography, Steven Duede brings a sense of painting to his use of the camera. The influence of painting in much of the photographic work cannot be understated. Originally from the midwestern USA Steven has been living and working in the Boston Massachusetts area since 2001. With a work history in museum operations, academic office administration as well as consulting and design for museums, galleries and arts non profits he carries his attachment to the creative process to all work. Currently, Steven serves as a corporator to the board of directors with the Griffin Museum of Photography. His work has been recognized and supported as a fellowship finalist for "artistic excellence" by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for 2017. Additionally, Steven serves as a reviewer in the New England and Flash Point Festival Portfolio reviews sponsored by the Griffin Museum of Photography.