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Imaging & Media > Photojournalism
|Dept/Division:||College of Imaging Arts and Sciences|
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She has spent much of her life finding ways to make and teach students how to make stronger, more telling photographs. Beyond the photograph itself, her work addresses the who, what and why of the photograph-what happens to it once it's made, how it's used, how it affects an audience and the broader impact of documentary and journalistic photography in our culture. That has given way to developing new methods for working that address the problems inherent in photographing subjects beyond the photographers' realm of experience.
Steinberg, an expert in community ties in education, advocates that her students become involved with their community. She has initiated projects where inner city children and high school kids learn about each other using photography as the tool to open doors in communication.
In addition to teaching photojournalism and documentary classes at RIT, she lectures on ethics and photography and continues to develop courses in social documentation and collaborative work with the community.
Steinberg writes on a range of topics in photojournalism education such as the impact of technology on audience perception, the role of reflection in professional work and photographers' responsibility to a diverse community. Her work has been exhibited and published in galleries, museums and in publications across the United States.
Steinberg holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and fine arts from Indiana University, a master's in photography from Indiana University. She has taught workshops and courses in civic journalism, visual communication and story telling, alternative methods for engaging audiences and picture editing.