Boston Fine Art Photography

Two Photographs Selected for the 22nd Annual Roddy Open Competition

September 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Two recently made photographs of mine were selected by juror, Sam Adams for the 22nd Annual Roddy Open Competition at the Concord Art Center. With over 700 entries, 109 were selected to be seen in the show and 1 of the 2 images were given a coveted Roddy Award. (1 of 7 given out). "This photograph turns the constantly moving ocean into a massive sculpture that appears caught in stasis. The wind gently carving ripples across its surface, perhaps it could even be sand on the beach or a field of grass," Sam Adams, Koch Curatorial Fellow, deCordova Museum.

Boston Documentary Photography

Selected for Firelands Juried Biennial Photography Show 2021

August 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Juror, Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland Museum of Art's Chair of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Curator of Photography has selected all 3-of my images submitted to the upcoming Juried Biennial Photography Show 2021. This year's exhibition includes 41 pieces from nearly 300 entries submitted from across the United States.

Juried Biennial Photography Show 2021

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA)

39 South Main Street

Oberlin, OH 44074

Boston Fine Art Photography

Selected for the Communication Arts 2021 Photography Annual

'Surface Tensions' has been selected for inclusion into the Communication Arts Photography Annual 62. Chosen in the 'Institutional' grouping for its use as a web banner advertisement for the Cambridge Arts Association 2020 Small Works Exhibition for which this image was initially used as part of the selected fine art images from the show.

Of the 2,328 entries, only 109 were accepted, representing the work of 103 photographers, making the Photography Annual the most exclusive major photography competition in the world.

Boston Commercial Photography

Griffin Museum of Photography 27th Juried Exhibition

July 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Pleased to announce the acceptance of my photograph, 'Wall of Windows.' Selected by juror Arnika Dawkins for the 27th Juried Exhibition to be held and open to the public from July 15-August 29, 2001 at the Griffin Museum galleries at 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA.

Boston Editorial Photography

Splash at Griffin Museum of Photography

July 21, 2021 - August 29, 2021

'Flying Crooked' was selected for "Splash" the Griffin Museum of Photography Summer Show at the Lafayette City Center in Boston from July 21 - August 29, 2021

Jet Plane

Selected for the 2021 National Prize Show

Happy to announce my photograph, 'Leaving' was selected to be included in the Cambridge Art Association 2021 National Prize Show by Juror, Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator at 21c Museums.

Over 365 artists from across the United States submitted work for this show. For the final exhibits, Juror, Alice Gray Stites selected 51 artists working in a variety of mediums.

Swimming Pool

Recent Purchase: Someplace Else

I am pleased to announce the recent sale of 'Float in Pool', one of my favorite images which I had photographed in Lyon, France in 2006. This beautiful archival pigment print image sized at 40" x 26.5" is going to a new home in the North Fork of Long Island, NY.

Portrait of boy with a gun

Music Collaboration with MO / GREEN

I am delighted to have collaborated with Maxine Martin on providing the cover image for their new release of music for Mo / Green: Pizza Connections. Love their groove and sounds and wishing them much success in building their audience. Hit the link to their utube channel.

Man and his Shadow

Published in Pandemic Lens

Pandemic Lens an online magazine featuring art, poetry, and writings about personal perspectives on the Covid 19 pandemic has published several of my photographic stories including a recent addition of 'Man and his Shadow' at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

Abstract Chairs and Shadows

2nd Place in the 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

November 1, 2020

Steve Edson is honored to have his photograph Chairs selected for 2nd place-Merit of Excellence in the professional Abstract category at the 15th Annual Spider Awards. Celebrating its 15th year, the Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography in the world.


Art Through the Lens 2020

October 23, 2020 - October 28, 2020

Steven Edson is happy to announce the selection of his photograph ‘Surface Tensions” selected by juror, Lauren Chambers to appear in the upcoming international juried exhibition ‘Art Through the Lens 2020’. Submissions came from over 31 states and 4 different countries. The selected image will appear in the gallery at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Kentucky.

Surface Tensions

The Frances N. Roddy Open Competition

September 25, 2020 - October 22, 2020

My photograph, Surface Tensions was selected for the upcoming Frances N. Roddy Annual Exhibition at Concord Art. The Frances N. Roddy Open Competition is an annual competition and is one of the art association’s most exciting and competitive shows. Curated by Lisa Crossman, Curator of American Art and Arts of the Americas at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst College.

Work will be installed in the Robert’s Gallery to be seen in person by appointment as well as on the Concord Art website.

Art Gallery Opening

Steve Edson at AC5 - Array Contemporary

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Array Contemporary has opened its first brick and mortar mixed media show at 460 Harrison Ave. Open by appointment only. Featuring the work of photographer Steven Edson, Painter Jennifer Jean Okumura, photographer Steven Bennett, Painter Joanne Tarlin, and mixed media artist Marsha Nouritza Odabashian.

Twisted Wire

2020 Mary Schein Fall Salon

September 9, 2020 - September 30, 2020

'Wired' accepted into the 2020 Mary Schein Fall Salon at the Cambridge Art Association. This is a 20" x 13.3" dye-sublimation print on aluminum.

Kathryn Schultz Gallery is open by appointment only.

25 Lowell St. Cambridge MA 02138

Hours: Tuesday through Friday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Telephone: 617.876.0246 • Email:

Free and Open to the Public

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Recent purchase: Road Paint

LMP-Leggat McCall Properties in Boston recently purchased a 40” x 26” dye-sublimation print on aluminum from my 'Road Paint' series for one of their new residential buildings in Boston's South End.

Water Line

Recent purchase: Road Paint

A Boston collector has purchased a 20" x 13" hand-signed, limited edition dye sublimation on aluminum print from my 'Road Paint' portfolio.


Recent purchase: The Art of the Automobile

A Boston collector has purchased a beautiful hand signed 40" x 26" archival pigment print of a 1951 Mercury logo detail from 'The Art of the Automobile' portfolio.

Yellow Balloons

Recent purchase: The County Fair

A Dover, Ma collector has purchased a hand-signed, limited edition framed 20" x 13" yellow balloon archival pigment print from my 'The County Fair' portfolio.

Artist Talk with Steven Edson

Artist talk by Steven Edson at Beacon Gallery

June 13, 2020 11am, June 13, 2020 1pm

Beacon Gallery is hosting a free public talk by Boston fine art photographer, Steven Edson on June 13th at 11 am and at 1 pm to discuss his images in the current show: Perception / Abstraction.

Signup at Eventbrite to Attend:

Only 10 people will be allowed to attend each session.

Face masks will be required to be worn at all times as well as practicing safe social distancing.

Beacon Gallery is located at 524 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

1939 Bugatti

Perception / Abstraction : Steve Edson and Fern Nesson

March 20, 2020 - May 29, 2020

Pleased to announce a 2 person photography show at Beacon Gallery. Perception Abstraction is a two-artist show featuring works by Boston-based photographers Steven Edson and Fern L. Nesson. This photography exhibition seeks to explore these two artists’ diverse methods of looking through the viewfinder and electing what to capture on film, and how both create abstract artwork from the real-world viewfinder. From the mundane to the sublime, Edson and Nesson train their lenses on subjects familiar to all yet capture them in a way that allows for a new perspective and appreciation; revealing the artistry and beauty that surrounds us every day.

Together, these two artists bring to life a unique perspective on the world, inviting the viewer to take a second look at the world and to see the ways in which photography can become abstract artwork. Nesson and Edson capture the elegance and beauty of the quotidian: both in what the naked eye and only the camera can see.

March 20th -thru TBD

Open by appointment only during this pandemic implementing safe health...

Street Photography

Praxis Gallery: International Juried Photography Exhibition

March 20, 2020 - April 16, 2020

I am pleased to announce having a photograph selected into 'The Streets' an international juried exhibition at Praxis Gallery. This show explores the genre of street photography from all angles, including people, urban structure and documentary subject matter. Juror is Rob Chakraborty

Show is open from March 20th-April 16th, 2020

Opening reception: March 20th 6-8pm

Praxis Gallery, 2637 27th Ave So, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Farm field in Winter

2020 Members Juried 2

Steven Edson's, 'Corn Husks in Snow' was selected to be shown at the Concord Art's 2020 member juried show. Juror is Liz Shepherd

Feb 20th- March 20, 2020

Concord Center for the Visual Arts-37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 | 978-369-2578


The County Fair

Wild: Gallery 263, International Juried Group Show.

Steve Edson's image from his 'County Fair' series was selected to be seen at the Gallery 263 national juried exhibition, a national juried exhibition, features the work of twenty-eight artists who explore human existence with nature in a time of planetary change. WILD is juried by Jane Winchell, the director of Peabody Essex Museum’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center.

On View: February 20–March 14, 2020 Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 1–7 PM

Public Reception February 28th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA

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2020 Cambridge Artists Association Members Prize Show

February 11, 2020 - March 19, 2020

Steve Edson's 'Road Paint' image was selected for the 2020 Cambridge Artists Association's 2020 Members Prize Show. Juried by Jessica Roscio, Curator of the Danforth Art Museum. Photo by Steve Bennett

Monuments to the Dead

Broken Beauty

January 7, 2020 - May 15, 2020

This image from my series, 'Monuments to the Dead' was selected for the group juried show, 'Broken Beauty' at the Cambridge Artist's Association. Public Reception Thursday January 9th from 6pm-8pm. Juror: Cathleen Daley

Fast Food Joint

BSA Space Gallery at the Boston Society for Architecture

January 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Selected for the upcoming 'The Architecture of Time' juried show at BSA Space at 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA. Jurors: Meghan Melvin, Christine O'Donnell and Peter Vanderwarker. Reception on January 10th from 6pm-8pm. Open to the public.

All Roads Lead Home

Marking a Decade

December 4, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Framed, 38" x 28" archival pigment print included in the Galatea Artists Group Exhibition by gallery artists. Galatea Fine Art represents Boston-area emerging and mid-career contemporary fine artists, with a mission to exhibit work of the highest quality. Located in the heart of Boston’s SoWA neighborhood in the South End, members include a wide variety of painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists.

Ocean's Edge

Cambridge Art Association: 2019 Mary Schein Fall Salon: Jurors Award

September 13, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Jurors award for my image 'Altered States on the Oceans Edge' at the Cambridge Artists Associations, 2019 Mary Schein Fall Salon. Jurors Award given by Paula Tognarelli, Juror and Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography.

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7th Annual Call-Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

September 19, 2019 - October 11, 2019

Very pleased to announce that 2 of my images were selected to be shown at the upcoming 7th Annual Call exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Both images are 30" x 20" hand signed prints, part of a limited edition using the of finest archival inks and papers.

Exhibition Dates: September 19th thru Friday, October 11th, 2019.

Reception and Awards: Sept 19th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Open to the public

Oceans Edge

Selected for 2019, 311 Gallery Landscape and Seascape Juried Show

September 5, 2019 - September 28, 2019

I am pleased to announce that my image, Oceans Edge from my series of Altered Realities was selected to appear in the 2019, 311 Gallery Landscape and Seascape Juried Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. There will be a first Friday reception and opening on September 6th from7-9pm.

The County Fair

'The County Fair' at The Griffin Museum of Photography

June 22, 2019 1pm - September 10, 2019 6pm

'The County Fair' a documentary series of images of various county fairs has been selected for a solo show by Paula Tognarelli, curator and director of the Griffin Museum of Photography. This show is located at the Griffin Museum satellite gallery at the Greater Boston Stage Company: 395 main Street, Stoneham, Ma

Artist Reception: July 31st 2019 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays 1-6pm and one hour before each theater performance.

Oceans Edge

Davis Orton Gallery 5th Annual Group Show

July 20, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Pleased to announce that Steve Edson's image, 'Remnants of War' was selected for the Davis Orton Gallery's 5th Annual Group Show curated by Paula Togneralli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 5-7pm. Open to the public.

Davis Orton Gallery

114 Warren Street

Hudson, NY.

Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am to 5:30 pm and by appointment.

Altered Reality

NE Collective X- Galatea Juried Show

July 31, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Pleased to announce that Steve Edson's image, 'Remnants of War' is selected to appear at the NE Collective X at the Galatea Juried Show curated by Katherine French.

EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, July 31 – Sunday, September 1, 2019

RECEPTION: Reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 6-8 pm. Open to the public.

Gallatea Fine Arts

460 Harrison Ave # B6,

Boston, MA 02118

Road Paint

Create Magazine Selects 'Road Paint' Series

June 6, 2019 - August 5, 2019

Create Magazine has selected several images from my 'Road Paint' series for their Issue 15 of their print edition. Also available online with the attached link. Showcasing beautiful work along with interviews from some very talented and interesting artists.

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2019 MassArt Auction

April 22, 2019 6pm - April 28, 2019

MassArt alumni 1977, Steve Edson in front of his County Fair image selected for the 2019 MassArt Auction. Proceeds from the 300+ artworks donated by artists go to support student scholarships and academic programs.

The County Fair

Documentary Matters: Portfolio Presentation

May 7, 2019 6:30pm - May 7, 2019 9pm

Steven Edson will be a featured presenter for a talk and show of his 'County Fair' images presented by the Social Documentary Network and Digital Silver Imaging at 9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA. Free!

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Artist Talk at the Cambridge Art Association

June 7, 2019 11am - June 7, 2019 1pm

Steve Edson will discuss his work and process in photographing 'Road Paint' as part of the 2019 National Prize Show at the Cambridge Art Association. Located at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery on 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Woman with Cigarette and Coffee 1975

2- Images Accepted to MOPLA/ Analogue Portrait Project

April 8, 2019 10am - April 14, 2019 6pm

Steve Edson had 2 of his 1970's B&W images selected into the Month of Photography in Los Angeles / MOPLA for the Analogue Portrait Project.

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Photoworks 2019 at Barrett Art Center

February 9, 2019 10am - March 23, 2019 5pm

James Ganz, senior curator of photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA selected my Road Paint image to appear in the Photowork 2019 group juried show. Mr Ganz selected 44 works from a total of 850 entries for show at The Barrett Art Center.

Winning entry

Winner of 12th Annual Pollux Awards

November 19, 2018

Happy to announce that my documentary work from my series, 'The County Fair' was selected as a winner for a series in the People & Daily Life category. Work will be shown at the Gala Awards presented in 2 galleries in March 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

The County Fair

Bronx Documentary Center

October 27, 2018 - October 28, 2018

One image from my ongoing series, 'The County Fair' was selected to hang in a prestigious show of documentary photographs at the Bronx Documentary Center in NYC, NY.

Boston Fine Art Photography

Road Paint selected into 5th Annual Juried Exhibition

Steve Edson's 'Road Paint' image was selected for the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition at Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, MA. The show is part of the Sohn Fine Art's Master Artist Series program. The dates for the show are April 24th-June 5th, 2016 Open to the public.