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Chicago-based photographer, Stephanie Book specializes in creative storytelling. In her nearly a decade of work, Stephanie always strives to maintain an experimental approach, consistently coming back to people and culture – whether conceptual artistic series or documentary in nature - in exploration of the exceptionalities and commonalities of human life.

"I am inspired to photograph a good many subjects, and endeavor never to be pigeon-holed with what I do. I believe strongly that subject, thematic and stylistic exploration is essential. Maintaining this variety keeps me inspired, passionate, and always on my toes. Making little distinction between work and play, I am always doing both in the pursuit of creativity, regardless of medium, subject or activity. The creative process should be fun and engender community. That type of energy and openness is what yields great work. That type of liveliness is what fuses work and play."

Bequeathed her first set of camera equipment from an uncle while still in her teens, in her exploration to find its significance, Stephanie realized a love of creation and fascination with light. With a foundation in art, she always approaches photography as an artist and extends those philosophies into all areas of her personal and professional work. As technology accelerates, she feels this perspective ensures that the images produced remain as visually compelling as they are accurately executed.

Stephanie’s began her career as photojournalist and writer at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Dallas Fort-Worth Star. Her fine art and personal work has been published on the cover of Photographer's Forum Magazine, and inside various other anthologies and publications. She has exhibited in solo art shows, group exhibitions, and auctions in Chicago, Milwaukee and Dallas. In addition to photography, Stephanie will make her documentary debut as cinematographer and co-director/producer on the film "Lion in the Street." She is also a member of the American Child Photographers Charity Guild(ACPCG).