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Will Steacy (b. 1980) is an American photographer and writer.  He worked as a Union Laborer before becoming a photographer.  His photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the country and are included in many private and public collections.  Steacy was named 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers by powerHouse Books and The Center for Documentary Studies. He is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship and The Aperture Foundation New York City Green Cart Photography Commission. His photographs have been featured in The New Yorker, Harper’s, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Paris Review, on HBO and CNN. Steacy lives and works in New York.


B.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2003

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Michael Mazzeo Gallery, June-July, 2010

Gulf and Western Gallery, New York University, New York, June-August, 2009

Peer Gallery, New York, April, 2007

Archinofsky Gallery, Las Vegas, December-February, 2006-07

The Woods Gallery, Sun Valley, ID, December-February, 2006-07

Bau Gallery, Beacon, NY, February, 2006

Selected Group Exhibitions
Green Cart Photography Commission Exhibition, Aperture Foundation, September, 2011

Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, January-May, 2011

Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, August-September, 2010

Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, August-September, 2010

Hous Projects, New York, May, 2010

The Illumination Fund, New York, May, 2010

FotoFest Biennial, Houston, March-April, 2010

Photo Center NW, Seattle, March-May, 2010

Ogden Museum Of Southern Art, New Orleans, January, 2010

F/Stop International Photography Festival, Leipzig, Germany, July 2009

New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, May, 2009

Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA, April, 2009

Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, March, 2009

Alexey Brodovitch Gallery, New York, March, 2009

Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, January, 2009

Kathleen Cullen Fine Art, New York, December, 2008

Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, October, 2008

Leica Gallery, New York, NY, September-November, 2008

Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, September, 2008

Gulf and Western Gallery, New York University, New York, May-June, 2008

Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, January-March, 2008

Peer Gallery, New York, July-Sept, 2007

African American Museum of Art, Philadelphia, May-August, 2007

Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland, March, 2007

Contemporary Arts Center, Abilene, TX, December-January, 2006-07

The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, September, 2006

Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX, September, 2006

Gail Gibson Gallery, Seattle, September, 2006

Houston Center for Photography, September, 2006

Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, July-September, 2006

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, July, 2006

Hinterconti Gallerie, Hamburg, Germany, June, 2006

New Orleans Museum of Art, May-August, 2006

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, May, 2005

Prizes and Awards
The Aperture Foundation-Illumination Fund Green Cart Photography Commission, 2009- 2011

Magnum Expression Award, Finalist, 2009

Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Top 50, 2009

Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial, Honorable Mention, 2009

Photolucida’s Critical Mass, Top 50, 2008

The Tierney Fellowship, 2008

The Magenta Foundation’s Emerging Photographers Competition, Winner, 2008

New York Photo Festival Photo Awards, Personal Work/Fine Art Series Nominee, 2008

International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, 2008

American Photography 23, Winner, 2007

Warsaw Festival of Artistic Photography, Honorable Mention, 2007

25 Under 25: Up-And-Coming American Photographers, Center for Documentary Studies, 2006

Texas Photographic Society: The National Competition, Finalist, 2006


Migration Lost and Found In America, edited by Donald McCrea, Michael Wiese Books, California, 2010

Contemporary U.S. Photography, By Aaron Schuman, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, 2010

The Collector’s Guide To Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, 2009

Barack Obama: The Historic Campaign, By Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida, Amistad, New York, 2008

Flash Forward 2008, Emerging Photographers from Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States, The Magenta Foundation, 2008

25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers, Introduction by Sylvia Plachy, powerHouse Books, Brooklyn, 2008

Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, By Lawrence Vale, Penn Press, Pennsylvania, 2006

Artist Lectures

Visiting Artist, International Center of Photography, New York, July, 2010

Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, November, 2009

Panel Discussion, “25 Under 25,” Moderated by Sylvia Plachy, powerHouse Books, Brooklyn, May, 2008

Artist Talk, “After,” Peer Gallery, New York, April, 2007

Visiting Artist, “Daring to Cross Boundaries,” Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, March, 2007

Panel Discussion, “Trace: (Visions of Katrina),” Houston Center of Photography, Houston, September, 2006

Visiting Artist, “Envisioning New Orleans,” M.I.T., Cambridge, April, 2006

Visiting Artist, “Photographs from New Orleans,” New York University, New York, April, 2006

Artist Talk, “After the Cry”, Bau Gallery, Beacon, New York, March, 2006

“Mural Arts Program & Philadelphia Communities”, Panel Discussion, Philadelphia, January, 2004

Selected Bibliography
The Wall Street Journal, “Do-It-Yourself Summer Art,” July 19, 2010, Catton, Pia

The New Yorker, “Goings On About Town,” July 12, 2010, Aletti, Vince

European Photography, “Contemporary U.S. Photography,” Issue #87, Summer, 2010

Houston Magazine, “Louisiana Saturday Night,” June, 2010, Schmal, Jody

Houston Chronicle, “Fotofest Exhibit Traces Walker Evans’ Legacy,” April 8, 2010, Britt, Douglas

The New Yorker, “Fiction Image,” March 29, 2010, Carol Oates, Joyce

Houston Press, “America The Dysfunctional,” March 25, 2010, Klassmeyer, Kelly

NY Arts Magazine, “Interview,” Winter 2010, Oates, Leah

Harper’s Magazine, “These Mean Streets,” Portfolio Feature, August, 2009

Metropolis, The World Trade Center Site, June, 2008, Jacobs, Karrie

Newsweek, “A Chain That Pigs Would Die For,” May12, 2008, Kuchment, Anna

Russian Esquire, Portfolio Feature, April, 2008

New York Magazine, “The Rush To Ground,” March, 2008, Robledo, S. Jhoanna

Harper’s Magazine, “In The Year Of The Storm,” July, 2007, Murrell, Duncan

NY Arts Magazine, “After,” July, 2007, Bennette, John A.

The Village Voice, “Best of Show,” Baker, R.C., April 17, 2007

Metropolis, “Just Open The Door,” April, 2007

Idaho Mountain Express, “Will Steacy Photographs Provoke Emotion,” January 10, 2007. Plasse, Sabina Dana

The Wood River Journal, “The Ghosts of Hurricane Katrina,” December 28, 2006. Bossick, Karen

The Next American City, Issue #13, December 2006

GW Review, Fall Issue, 2006

Tribeza, “Photo Texas,” October 2006. Heidrick, Rob

The Next American City, Issue #12, October 2006

Seattle Times, “Documenting The Destruction,” Sept. 15, 2006. Kangas, Matthew

The Stranger, “In Art News, When The Photogs Come Marching In,” Sept 14, 2006. Graves, Jen

Seattle Weekly, “A Cathedral of Ruins,” Sept. 6, 2006. Peters, Sue

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “New Orleans Flood Stained Memories,” Aug. 25, 2006. Lubrano, Alfred

The Paris Review, “Awash,” Portfolio Feature, Issue #177, Summer, 2006

Seesaw Magazine, “After the Cry,” Issue #5, Spring, 2006

Poughkeepsie Journal, “Art Captures Katrina’s Fury,” February, 2006

Television and Multimedia

Daylight Magazine, Podcast, June, 2010

DLK Collection, “Down These Mean Streets at Mazzeo,” July, 2010

Conscientious Extended, Down These Mean Streets, June 2010

The Telegraph, “Whatever Was Splendid,” March, 2010

HBO’s Treme, Opening Sequence Images, April, 2010

The Black Snapper, Curated by Michael Itkoff, February 2010

The Daily Beast, Mean Streets: Haunting Photos Of America’s Forgotten Cities, September 2009

1,000 Words, Interview and Portfolio Feature, Issue #5, July 2009

DLK Collection, Review, July, 2009

Conscientious, “A Conversation with Will Steacy,” by Joerg Colberg, June, 2009

Inside The Loop, “New York Profile,” April, 2009

Slow Century Magazine, “Interview with Will Steacy,” by Janna Washington, April, 2009

Bomblog, “Interview,” by Alec Quig, April, 2009

Viewfinders, “Portrait Photography with Will Steacy,” Zoom In Online, April, 2009

Urbanautica, “Will Steacy: Eclipses,” April, 2009

Art Most Fierce, “Interview,” by Ruben Natal-San Miquel, January 2009

Photo-Eye Magazine, “Hank Willis Thomas Interview,’ December 2008

Photo-Eye Magazine, “Zoe Strauss Election Day Interview,’ October 2008

Photo-Eye Magazine, “No, Bobby, We Are Not Alright,’ November 2008

Slam, “I’m With Basketball.” New Orleans Basketball Interviews, February, 2008

ABC News, “Daring To Cross Boundaries” Feature, March, 2007

Triple Canopy, “Landfall: A Portfolio,” Issue #3, 2007

The 10!, Interview, NBC Talk Show, August, 2006

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “The Human Stain,” Multimedia Interview and Slideshow, August, 2006

CNN, “The Art of Remembering,” Multimedia Interview and Slideshow, April, 2006

Seesaw Magazine, “Katrina,” Spring 2006

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