About the Photographer:
Steve Remich is a photojournalist currently based in the Hampton Roads Virginia. Always interested in photography, he took the plunge in 2004 and decided to pursue photojournalism as a career. He worked for a year on a book project documenting Tidewwater Community College through the Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, VA. The book, Acts of Optimism, was published in 2007. In 2006, Remich entered the University of Missouri – Columbia’s graduate program in journalism in photojournalism where he worked for the contests Pictures of the Year International and College Photographer of the Year. He took a year off from school to complete two internships and in June 2009, left the U.S. to spend six months in South America working on two major projects. The first was documenting the annual Catholic pilgrimage from El Cisne, Ecuador and the second was about Land Reform in Bolivia. His work to date has focused largely Latin America, both in Hispanic communities in the United States and in Latin America. He is currently finishing his graduate work in Chesapeake, VA .