In 1961, alumna Marjorie Wiggin Prescott 1911 established the Prescott Program Fund to bring distinguished lecturers and performers to Miss Porter’s School. Documentary photographer Maggie Steber is Porter’s Prescott Program Visiting Artist for the spring semester. As a Prescott Visiting Artist, Ms. Steber will engage Porter’s students through class visits, a community presentation, and her exhibit in the school’s Donaldson Gallery.
A National Geographic photographer, Ms. Steber has lived and worked all over the world. Her photos have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life, the New Yorker, Smithsonian, People, Newsweek, Time, and Sports Illustrated; Merian Magazine of Germany; and The Times Magazine of London, and her work in Haiti won two major grants, the Ernst Haas Grant and the Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant for Journalist Exploration of a Subject. In 1991, Ms. Steber published the book Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti. She has won the World Press Foundation Award, the Leica Medal of Excellence, an Overseas Press Club honor, and Pictures of the Year awards.
An exhibit of Ms. Steber’s work will be on display February 1through 28 in the Donaldson Gallery, and a reception will be held on February 20 at 12:45 p.m. For more information, please call Porter’s Arts Department at 860-409-3701. [Viewings are offered Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Donaldson Gallery is located in the school’s Olin Arts and Science Center.]
Founded in 1843 by lifelong scholar and educator, Sarah Porter, Miss Porter’s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades nine through 12. Located in the center of Farmington, Conn., Porter’s offers a diverse high school experience with 306 students hailing from 23 states and representing 28 countries. The school educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world. For more information, please visit www.porters.org.