Steven Forster

Steven Forster was born in New Orleans and has been a professional photographer for over thirty-five years. He has had more than ten thousand photographs published worldwide for such prestigious clients as Random House Books, Hearst Publications, Advance Publications Inc., Paramount Pictures, The New York Times, A&E Network, People Magazine, Associated Press, Fox Sports, Elle Magazine, TV Guide,  and Washington Monthly.

His work is in the Permanent Collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and The Historic New Orleans Collection. He has exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), and The World Financial Center Winter Garden (New York). His work has been included in exhibitions of master photographers Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Clarence John Laughlin and Weegee, as well as of artists Yoko Ono, LeRoy Neiman, Peter Max and Tony Bennett.
Forster’s celebrity photographs include Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Drew Brees, Ryan Phillipe, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder, Barbara Walters, Hoda Kotb, Whoopi Goldberg, Larry King, Jerry Lewis, Anderson Cooper, Ellen Degeneres, Jerry Springer, Bryan Batt, Magic Johnson, Sean Payton, Reese Witherspoon, Macy Gray, Martha Stewart, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Coolidge, Fats Domino, Jon Hamm, Mark Wahlberg, Dita Von Teese, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more. He now writes and photographs for the New Orleans Advocate in his “Steven Forster’s Party Central” column.

Forster has won eight Alpha Awards in Fashion Photography. At the last annual Alpha Awards presented by the Fashion Group International (founded in 1930) of New Orleans, Forster swept the Fashion Photography category for both published and non-published work, shutting out all other photographers from the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Recently, he was awarded First Place for Still Photography Multi-Feature by the Press Club of New Orleans.

Dubbed “the Poet of Photography” by Figaro Newspaper, and “the Richard Avadon of the South” by Times-Picayune critic, David Cuthbert, his black and white images are unmatched in their clarity and insight.


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