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Steve Liss

For 25 years, I was a photographer at Time magazine, with over 40 cover photographs to my credit. Today, I'm an educator, filmmaker, producer, and cinemetographer. My passion is for projects that document social issues. They speak to the strongest elements of my life and my work. Below you'll find a reel with two trailers:16 and Recovering, which I directed, executive produced and filmed. It aired as a four-part docuseries on MTV. And Sacred Cod, a feature doc I filmed, co-produced and directed. It aired on the Discovery Channel. Thank you for visiting. 

About Steve Liss

STEVE LISS is a documentary filmmaker, photographer and educator based in Greater Boston. His most recent film, 16 and Recovering, aired in September of 2020 as a four part documentary series on MTV. In 2017, he co-produced and directed the feature documentary Sacred Cod, which premiered on the Discovery Channel in April of 2017. His work has been seen on PBS, where he was nominated for a Heartland Emmy, and in multiple international film festivals. Prior to that, he was a Time magazine staff photographer for twenty-three years, where, as a licensed pilot, he flew himself to and from assignments across the United States. Forty-three of his photographs have appeared on the cover of Time. He has covered six presidential campaigns for the magazine and produced dozens of award-winning photographic essays. Steve‚Äôs work is housed in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. His book, No Place for Children: Voices from Juvenile Detention won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Journalism and the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International. He has been profiled on CNN, and the CBS Evening News. 

e-mail: steve@steveliss.com - Telephone: 708-721-2100