Steven Saphore is a freelance photojournalist based in Sydney, Australia.
Growing up in the Fiji Islands instilled Saphore with a passionate for wildlife & the environment, where he began his photography journey by creating content for environmental NGO’s such as BirdLife International, NatureFiji and 350.org.
In 2016, Saphore covered the landfall and aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji, the most intense tropical cyclone recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, for wire agencies Reuters and AFP.
In 2018, Saphore joined Australian Associated Press. His coverage of The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season, colloquially known as Black Summer, was published internationally in The New York Times and National Geographic.
In 2020, Saphore was selected for The Walkley Foundation 2020 Mentorship Program, and as a semifinalist for the 2020 Head On Photo Festival landscape prize.