Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and National Geographic Photographer Maggie Steber

Deep knowledge and field expertise are two of the strengths of our Photo Expeditions in Colombia. We work with the best field guides and we aim for the best education and experience possible. Colombia Photo Expeditions offers private custom Photo Tours and fixed-date Expeditions  for photographers and travelers from around the world, specializing in cultural immersion, natural history, and photography, always traveling in small-sized groups with the best local and photographic expertise.

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We are excited to announce our partnership with VII, a world-renown storied photo agency.  Maggie Steber, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, 2017-2018, and documentary photographer who has worked in 70 countries photographing stories concerning the human condition, will be joining photographer and author Kike Calvo in a Photo Expedition in Colombia.

Maggie Steber low res Photo Courtesy Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine. Her current personal project is The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, a project differing greatly from her documentary work, and supported by a generous two-year grant from the Guggenheim Foundation.


Her honors include Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, 2020, for commitment to the craft of visual journalism that advances the profession, Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019, the Lucie Award for Photojournalism 2019, Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, Pictures of the Year, Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, a Knight Foundation Grant, and the Ernst Haas Grant. Steber has worked in the small nation of Haiti for 30 years. Aperture published her monograph on Haiti entitled DANCING ON FIRE.

MM8504  Katie's Story (formerly FACE)Photo © Maggie Steber

Her work is exhibited in dozens of festivals and galleries throughout the United States and overseas, Her photographs are included in the American Women Collection at the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Richter Library. She is affiliated with VII Photo Agency and the National Foundation for Young Arts. She lives in Miami, FL.

Sept. 2007—Elly Choval, exile from Cuba, swims in a sea of memories in the waters that lap the shores of her home country and the shores where she now resides in Miami, FL. Sent out of her homeland at the age of 12 after Fidel Castro came to power, Elly was one of the thousands of Cuban kids known as Pedro Pan kids, sent to live with Americans and Canadians by their parents, in order to escape being sent to the countryside to work on collective farms. The airlift that brought them out of Cuba was organized by the Catholic Church. Elly helped found the organization Pedro Pan which keeps all the now adults connected by their shared experience and as a reminder of the empowerment of the experience. PLEASE NOTE THAT THOUGH THE INFO BELOW STATES THAT THE IMAGE WAS CREATED IN 2002, IT DEFINITELY WAS SHOT IN 2007 ON 120MM FILM AND SCANNED IN 2007 AND WAS PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NAT. GEO. MAGAZINE IN AN ARTICLE ON MEMORY IN 2007. Photo © Maggie Steber

Praying over the Land,  Feb. 2004Photo © Maggie Steber

018Photo © Kike Calvo

DEMON'S TEARSPhoto © Maggie Steber

Banner Photo © Maggie Steber