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Travel, Street, Documentary and People Photographer


An American documentary photographer based in China’s Guangxi Province, Michael’s work has been featured in magazines, newspapers and websites around the world, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The Smithsonian, CNN and The BBC. He is a Senior Contributing Editor at Artphotofeature Magazine, and currently serves on the faculty of The Guangxi Arts Institute.

Being based in Guangxi, China for the past 13 years has afforded Michael the unique opportunity to travel Asia extensively. He knows the people, their language and customs and can provide rare behind the scenes access. From the back alleys of world-famous mega cities, to great iconic architectural sites, to the stunning landscapes of rural Asia, Michael will ensure you are in the right place at the right time to capture stunning images, providing memories of a lifetime.

Represented by ChinaScenic, Michael has had solo exhibitions in Beijing, San Francisco, Shanghai, Liuzhou and Cincinnati. He is a member of The National Press Photographers Association, The China Photographers Association and The Royal Photographic Society.

What's in Michael's bag?

Camera Bodies – Fujifilm GFX 50R, Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30
Prime Lenses – Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2, Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8, Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4, Fujifilm FX 16mm f/1.4, Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R, Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD
Zoom Lenses – Fujifilm 10-24mm f/4 R OIS, Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 LM WR 
Tripods – Sirui Tripods, Monopods and Ball Heads
Filter System – Lee Filter System
Bags & Backpacks – Think Tank Bags, Pelican Air Cases
Strap System – Black Rapid
Laptop – Apple MacBook Pro 15″
Software – Capture One, Adobe Creative Cloud
Storage – Porsche Design Hard Drives, TOPSSD Memory Cards
Tablet – iPad Pro 11”
Camera Phone – Apple XS Max
Drone – DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Accessories – Bose QC35 Headphones 

Michael leads the following adventures

INDIA – Lost Tribes of Gujarat
More Photo Adventures coming soon

All images © Michael Steverson | All Rights Reserved | Please contact us if you are interested in reproducing or purchasing any of these images.

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