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Steve Gottlieb, Photographer/Storyteller


A graduate of Columbia University College and Law School, Steve Gottlieb practiced environmental law in private firms and the federal government, serving as Assistant General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget. He then became Environmental Director of the United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation. In these positions, he represented major corporations, shaped corporate policies, testified before congressional committees and served on White House task forces.

In a mid-life career shift, Steve became a professional photographer, producing images for a long list of Blue Chip clients, numerous awards including "Advertising Photograph of the Year" in New York and Washington, DC. He is the photographer/author of five acclaimed coffee-table books: American Icons; Washington: Portrait of a City; FLUSH: Celebrating Bathrooms Past & Present; Cecil County: A Personal Portrait; and Abandoned America; the latter was selected "Gift Book of the Year" by both People magazine and USA Today. Shutterbug magazine called Gottlieb “ A gifted photographer and author.” www.gottliebphoto.com

In 2005, Steve established and teaches at Horizon Photography Workshops, recognized by American Photo magazine as one of the "12 Outstanding Travel Workshops in the U.S." www.horizonworkshops.com Gottlieb is also founder/president of VisionMining, a company that uses picture-taking as a workshop tool to enhance organizations’ ability to change and innovate. www.visionmining.com

Steve has been interviewed on more than 25 radio and televisions stations {including NPR, FoxNews and various regional stations}. Click here for a selection of videos and interviews.