Steve Pepple Photography
Fine Art Photography
Street • Landscape • Wildlife 
Detroit Ann Arbor

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Curriculum Vitae

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Northville Art House - Small Works art exhibit - fall of 2023

Farmington City Hall Public Art Exhibit - fall of 2023

Plymouth Coffee Bean Co. – Two-month solo exhibition of 20 images. Summer 2023

52nd Scarab Club Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Photography 2023 (Juried) – Two images

Faculty Art Exhibit, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fall 2022

Focus Exhibition (Juried), Grosse Pointe Artist Association, Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Summer 2022

Spain 2018 Photography Exhibit – Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor. November 2018

Artist Statement

My long career as a journalist, including several years as a crime reporter, is reflected in my street photography, which documents everyday life by capturing special moments that range from gritty to the sublime. Though I have spent much of my career on the word side in journalism, first as a reporter and later as an editor, my true passion for the past 20 years has been photography. For years, I ran a successful side business doing wedding and portrait and occasional commercial photography, but my real love is being out on the streets looking for what famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called "The Decisive Moment." Much of my work is centered around Detroit and Ann Arbor, but my travels have included Italy (2007) and Spain (2018) as part of my photography education. For the past several years, I have been a part-time photography instructor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. Photography Owner-operator of Steve Pepple Photography. My photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, catalogs, advertisements, book covers and more.

Websites/Social Media


Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, part-time photography instructor, 2020-present

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., part-time instructor, digital journalism, 2012-2018


Detroit Free Press – Regional Editor, 2012-2020; Assistant News Editor 2022-present (part-time)

Chalkbeat magazine – Freelance Editor – summer 2021

Arbor News – Metro Editor 1997-2009 – News production director, 2009-2012

Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Herald-Palladium – Managing Editor

List of recent newspaper articles (Muck Rack)


Eastern Michigan University, BA – Literature, journalism, political science

Washtenaw Community College – Photography, including study abroad in Italy (2007) and Spain (2018)

Wedding Portrait Photographers International


Metro Detroit • Ann Arbor