Zachary P. Stephens (b. Brattleboro, VT, 1983) is a visual artist and educator specializing in photographic processes.
He received his MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a certificate in professional photography from the Hallmark Institute of Photography. Before dedicating his life to art and arts education, he was a professional photojournalist with work appearing in; The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Burlington Free Press, Vermont Life Magazine, The Brattleboro Reformer, and many more.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with the Photographic Exploration Project in Berlin, Germany, Gabba Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, Candela Gallery in Richmond, VA, Woody Gaddis Photographic Arts Gallery in Oklahoma, Kayafas Gallery in Boston, MA, Dianich Gallery in Brattleboro, VT, and the Snyder Gallery in Marlboro, VT.​​​​​​​ Stephens was also recently named a finalist in Photolucida’s 2020 Critical Mass and awarded the A.R.T. Fellowship from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. 
Currently, he is an adjunct professor of photography at Springfield College and Franklin Pierce University. Additionally, he has taught at Keene State College, Landmark College, the Community College of Vermont, The Putney School, and the In-Sight Photography Project. He is an active member of the Society for Photographic Education.
Contact: studio@zacharypstephens.com
Curriculum Vitae

Education:
2018 MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
2003 Certificate of Professional Photography, Hallmark Institute of Photography

Appointments:
2020-present Photography Instructor, Putney School Summer Arts Program, Putney, VT
2019-present Adjunct Professor of Photography, Springfield College, Springfield, MA
2019-present Adjunct Professor of Photography, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
2019-present Adjunct Instructor of Photography, The Putney School, Putney, VT
2017- 2019 Adjunct Professor of Photography, Keene State College, Keene, NH
2013-2019 Program Director, In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro,  VT
2018 Adjunct Professor of Multimedia Applications at Community College of Vermont, Brattleboro, VT
2011-2015 Adjunct Instructor of Photojournalism, Landmark College, Putney, VT

Exhibitions:
2021
The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA
Lensculture Art Photography Exhibition
The Family Of, Peep Space, Tarrytown, NY
Photography is Dead/Long Live Photography, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

2020
Favorite Photo 2020 Exhibition, Lenscratch
New Talents, Photographic Exploration Project, B Part Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Your Work Here, Photographic Resource Center, Cambridge, MA
What We Made, Blizzard Gallery, Springfield College, Springfield, MA
Faculty Exhibition, Thoreau Gallery, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
No Pants Required, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019
Primary Source, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA
Member Show, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Faculty Exhibition, Thoreau Gallery, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH 
The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA (Curators: Ashly Stohl and David Carol)

2018
There's No Place Like Home, Dore Collective, www.thedorecollective.com
Are We There Yet? Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
In Celebration of Breastfeeding, Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
Are We There Yet? Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
Untitled 2018, VCFA Gallery, Montpelier, VT
Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Thorne-Sagendorph, Keene, NH

2017
The Curated Fridge, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA (Curator: Brian Clamp)
Are We There Yet? Snyder Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
“Bending The Truth” Woody Gaddis Photo Arts Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma.
“Nursing Is Normal” Latchis Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
“Bad Habits” Float Magazine. Online. (Curator: Yorgos Efthymiadis)
The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA (Curator: Arlette Kayafas)

2016
"America" Lightleaked. Online. (Juror: Roger May)
In-Sight Photography Project Alumni Exhibition, The Tiny Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
"Postage Required" Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
In-Sight Photography's 18th Annual Auction and Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
"Move, Breathe, Feel" at 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, VT - (Solo Exhibition)
"Mail Art." South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
"101 photos capture the magic and heartbreak of childhood" Feature Shoot. Online.     (Curator: Alison Zavos)
"Off The Fridge" at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

2015
The Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA (Curator: Bruce Myren)
In-Sight Photography Project Alumni Exhibition, Brattleboro, VT
In-Sight Photography’s 17th Annual Auction – Vermont Center for Photography – Brattleboro, VT
"Nursing is Normal" at Latchis Gallery, Brattleboro, VT (sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health)
"The Chair Project" at DUO, Brattleboro, VT

2014
In-Sight Photography’s 16th Annual Auction – Vermont Center for Photography – Brattleboro, VT
Group Show, CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery, Orlando, FL
“So Little Time” Dianich Gallery, Brattleboro, VT

2013
“Pop Up Brattleboro” Brattleboro, VT
In-Sight Photography Project Alumni Exhibition, The Tiny Gallery, Brattleboro, VT
In-Sight Photography’s 15th Annual Auction – Vermont Center for Photography – Brattleboro, VT

2012
In-Sight Photography’s 14th Annual Auction – Vermont Center for Photography – Brattleboro, VT
"Nursing is Normal" at The Works, Brattleboro, VT (sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health)

2011
"Nursing is Normal" at The Works, Brattleboro, VT (sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health)

2003
Solo Show, The In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro, VT

AWARDS, GRANTS, & FELLOWSHIPS
2021
Winner in LensCulture’s Art Photography Awards
A.R.T. Fellowship, Berkshire Taconic Foundation

2020 
Photolucida Critical Mass finalist

2017
First place “Bending The Truth” exhibition, Woody Gaddis Photo Arts Gallery, University of Central Oklahoma.

2012
Vermont Department of Health Grant to create a second series on breastfeeding

2011
Vermont Department of Health Grant to create a series on breastfeeding
NEAPNEA, Second Place Feature Photo
Associated Press Photo Contest, Second Place Feature Photo

Art in Publications:
2018
Art New England

2017
Wait Until Yesterday. Artist Book

2014
So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis. 2014. Green Writers Press

Lectures/Visiting Artist:
2021
Visiting Artist, Emerson College, Boston, MA
2018
Visiting Artist, Manchester West Regional High School, Manchester, NH

2017
"Teaching Towards Appreciation For Diversity and Family, Community And The World," Lecture, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Orlando FL

2016
Visiting Artist, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Visiting Artist, Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, VT

2015
“In-Sight Photography Project” Invited Speaker, Society for Photographic Education, Northeast Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist, The Academy at Charlemont, Charlemont, MA

2012
Visiting Artist, The Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls, MA

2013
Visiting Artist, The Brattleboro Camera Club, Brattleboro, VT

2008
Visiting Artist, Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, VT

Reviews and Interviews:
2018
Fatherly.com: ‘Are We There Yet?’ A Humorous Look at the Ups-And-Downs of Modern Parenting
Art New England: Zachary P. Stephens: Are We There Yet?
The Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT: Zachary Stephens’ Photo Project Explores Fatherhood
The Commons, Brattleboro, VT: An ‘Intimate Family Perspective’ through a father’s lens

Professional Service:
2015-present
Member of the Society for Photographic Education
2017
Society for Photographic Education Northeast Chapter Conference Coordinator
2010
In-Sight Photography Project board member
2004-2013
In-Sight Photography Project Volunteer Instructor

Professional Experience
2004 - Present
Freelance Photographer
2007-2013
Photo Editor and Multimedia Producer, The Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT
2005 - 2006
Staff Photographer, The Greenfield Recorder, Greenfield, MA
2004-2005
Staff Photographer, The Bennington Banner, Bennington, VT

Membership
Member of the Society for Photographic Education, Cleveland, OH
Member of the Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT
Member of the Photographic Resource Center, Cambridge, MA