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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 Rencontres d’Arles, Fondation Vevey Ville d’Images, Bienne Festival of Photography, World Press Photo, New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, FotoFest Biennial, African American Museum of Art, Noorderlicht Foundation, Annenburg Space for Photography, among others, and represented in major collections, including The Haggerty Museum of Art, Nobel Collection, Ogden Museum 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 to Watch. His critically acclaimed books Photographs Not Taken and Down These Mean Streets were published in 2012, and his latest book project Deadline will be published in 2015. He is a recipient of The Aperture Foundation Green Cart Commission and Tierney Fellowship and nominated for the 2014 Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award and 2015 Prix Pictet Prize. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s, Mother Jones, The Paris Review, Aperture, Forbes, Colors, Time, Wired, Popular Mechanics, National Geographic, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Al Jazeera America, Foam, Newsweek, HBO, CNN and he has been a guest on NPR, BBC, VICE, CBS and PBS. Steacy is represented by Christophe Guye Gallery in Zurich.

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