Steph Plourde-Simard

Featured Work: What Survival Looks Like

Steph Plourde-Simard is a Boston-based documentary and fine art photographer, and a 2008 graduate of the New England School of Photography, where she received honors in black and white, documentary, and her overall portfolio. She also holds a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies and an MA in Gender/Cultural Studies, both from Simmons College. Steph’s work is typically influenced by the issue of survival.

Her background as a social justice activist and love of storytelling has led to a style that shows passion and sensitivity towards her subjects, while seeking to address broader social/political issues through personal stories. In January of this year, What Survival Looks Like was exhibited as a solo show at the Almanac Gallery in Hoboken, NJ.

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What’s in the bag?
I generally shoot a mixture of film and digital, with a 35mm Voigtlander Bessa rangefinder and a 35mm DLSR. I shot this particular series with my Sony A100 DSLR, a Sony 18-70mm/3.5 lens, and a Minolta 50mm/1.2 lens, all with existing light.