Steve Bliss has been working as an artist/photographer and a professional teacher for 27 years. Always ecumenical in interest and eclectic in concerns, his work encompasses a broad range of media, content and presentation. This breadth of approach to practice is reflected in his teaching, which covers many different aspects of the photographic medium.
Currently, Steve is the Dean of The School of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He chaired the Photography Department at SCAD from 2001 to 2005 and was recently on the National Board of Directors for the Society of Photographic Education (SPE) where he served for 8 years. Bliss was a fixture in the earlier days of the Maine Photographic Workshops, teaching there frequently from 1981 through 1995.
Steve’s work has been widely exhibited, collected and published, most recently in 2009 as a part of group exhibitions in California and Georgia and in a solo show in Lacoste, France entitled “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. He has received grants and awards from the Georgia Arts Council, Polaroid Corporation, the Southern Arts Federation and NEA.