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Born in New Brunswick, George Steeves was educated at Carleton University and Cornell University, Ithaca. He has lived in Clayton Park, Halifax, since the late 1970s, and before retiring in Spring 2006, worked as an engineer at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography where he designed, among other devices, underwater digital cameras. Primarily self-taught, he has been making photographs for 30 years and hand-printing them in his home darkroom. His first exhibition took place at MSVU Art Gallery in 1979. Since then his work has been exhibited abroad and in Canada at public galleries such as the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa), the Saidye Bronfman Centre (Montreal), Centre international d’art contemporain de Montreal, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark). His work is regularly exhibited in the Mois de la photo (Montreal) and has been documented extensively in publications such as George Steeves, 1979-1993 (Martha Langford) and Faking Death, 2003 (Penny Cousineau-Levine), as well as in articles by Silver Donald Cameron, Colette Tougas and Pierre Dessureault. Steeves’ photographs have not been exhibited in Nova Scotia since 1989 (Anna Leonowens Gallery) and have never been documented in a Nova Scotian monograph.