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Stephen Sheffield


Stephen Sheffield, a native of the Boston Area, is an alumnus of Cornell University, where he obtained a BFA in Painting with a minor in photography. He received his MFA in photography from California College of Arts & Crafts (now CAA), in Oakland/San Francisco where he studied with Larry Sultan, Jean Finley and Chris Johnson and others.

Over the years Stephen has developed a unique style of photography-based artwork. He uses his own photography and found photography and combines it with alternative processes and photomontage. Stephen’s combined use of these processes brings to his work a painterly feeling not usually associated with photography.

Stephen Sheffield has exhibited nationally for many years and has a number of large-scale commissions in Boston, Cambridge and New York City, and his work has been featured in many national publications. He was recently featured in a number of shows at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston. Stephen is a professor of advanced photography at the New England School of Photography in Boston and is studio of 14 years is located in Boston’s historic artist enclave in the Fort Point Channel District. His work can be seen on his website at and blog at

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