May 19, 2015 Competition: Street Photography Theme with Judge Steve Gottlieb

Steve Gottlieb

Steve Gottlieb

NVPS would like to welcome Steve Gottlieb as our judge for the May competition. The theme is “Street Photography” and submitted images must be taken recently within the last two years.

“For this theme, “street photography” is defined as a photograph featuring: 1) the human condition or 2) the relationship or interaction between people and their surroundings. A street photo example could be a candid, semi-candid or spontaneous (but not staged) photo of a person (or persons) in a public, private or open place doing something other than posing for you to take their picture.

Steve Gottlieb’s images—from architecture to people to landscapes—have been featured in Shutterbug,Popular PhotographyAmerican PhotoRangefinder, and Photo District News, among many others. He has been recognized with such awards as “Advertising Photograph of the Year” in both NYC and Washington, DC. He is the photographer—as well as author and designer—of six books, includingAmerican IconsWashington: Portrait of a CityFLUSH: Celebrating Bathrooms Past & Present, andAbandoned America; the latter book was selected by both People magazine and USA Today as “Gift Book of the Year.” Shutterbug has proclaimed Steve “a gifted photographer and author.”

Through Horizon Photography Workshops, Steve leads travel photography workshops in the Western U.S. and in Europe. American Photo magazine called Horizon “One of the 12 Awesome Travel Workshops in the United States.”

Steve also leads workshops to promote innovation, change and teambuilding in businesses ( and an entertaining and insightful presentation/keynote talk entitled, “25 Pictures/25 Stories.” ( ). A graduate of Columbia University College and Law School, Steve practiced environmental law for a decade before turning his life-long hobby into his vocation. He divides his time between Washington, DC and Chesapeake City, MD.

Jamie Kiechlin
Beth Morris

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