Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Steve Davis (Olympia) received his MFA from the University of Idaho in 1983 and has been professionally engaged in photography for over 20 years. Steve’s current work is large scale photographs of teenagers in various juvenile detention facilities and halfway houses around the state. Steve is the Coordinator of Photography and faculty member at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. He received the Santa Fe Center for Photography’s Project Competition in 2002. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, and is in the collections of the George Eastman House, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Musee de la Photographie in Belgium. He is represented by the James Harris Gallery and in 2013 was featured in CityArts Magazine.

As part of his Fellowship’s Meet the Artist requirements, Steve spoke to 400 Tacoma School of the Arts students at the Rialto Theatre in Tacoma. He shared his past and current work, including photographs of incarcerated teenagers. During and after his presentation Davis took many questions from the energetic and inquisitive audience of high school age students.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.