Philadelphia, PA, United States
Will Steacy (b. 1980) is an American photographer and writer. He comes from five generations of newspaper men and worked as a Union Laborer before becoming a photographer. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, FotoFest Biennial, African American Museum of Art, among others, and represented in major collections, including The Haggerty Museum of Art, Nobel Collection and The Library of Congress. Steacy was named 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers by The Center for Documentary Studies and one of Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers of 2011. His critically acclaimed books Photographs Not Taken and Down These Mean Streets were published in 2012. He is a recipient of The Aperture Foundation Green Cart Commission and Tierney Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Mother Jones, The Paris Review, Aperture, Colors, Foam, Time, Newsweek, The Guardian, HBO, CNN and he has been a guest on NPR and BBC. Steacy is represented by Christophe Guye Gallery in Zurich.
Has the clock run out on print newspapers? This five-year long project investigates the decay of one of the great American newsrooms and shows how with its decline, we are losing much more than just a business.