Stephen Shames creates award-winning photo essays on social issues and is the author of nine monographs. Shames published his latest book, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers (Abrams), in 2016. Shames’ photographs are in the permanent collections of major museums, such as the National Portrait Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, among numerous others. He received the Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism for his book Outside the Dream. American Photo named Steve one of the 15 Most Underrated Photographers. PBS named Hine, Wolcott, and Shames as photographers whose work promotes social change. He is represented by Polaris Images. (Photo shot in Oakland, CA, USA, 1971. From the book Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale.)


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