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Steve Klaver

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  • klaversteve031510_optIt was my grandmother who gave me my first camera on my 9th birthday ... 10 years later, I decided to become a professional photojournalist while Majoring in Art and Psychology in College.
  • After years of freelancing for the Associated Press and United Press International, I became a staff photographer with New Jersey's largest newspaper, The Star-Ledger, where I worked for two decades, most of those years as a bureau photographer in western NJ.
  • In the year 2000, it became mandatory for the photo staff to enter major photo contests, every year.
23 Photography Awards, including:
  • "Best of Show " in the very competitive New York Press Photographers Assoc.
  • Six — 1st Place awards - NY-PPA - NJ-PPA - NJPA
  • Several 2nd and 3rd places in above contests
  • Member of the Team, winning the 2005 PULITZER PRIZE Staff Award For Breaking News
  • And, most recently, placing in the Top Twenty in WPJA's
International Wedding Photo Contest:
  • Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. "DETAILS" category
  • When a very generous buy-out offer was made to all staffers in February 2006. I decided to leave the newspaper business, and eventually formed STEVE KLAVER PHOTOS LLC, based in Easton, Pennsylvania.
During my off hours...
  • Capturing moments in time...
  • Rock and Ice Climbing...
  • Blues Guitar & Piano...
  • Mountain Biking...
  • Operator: Satellite Tracking Station
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