For nearly five decades Steve Hix’s photographic path has evolved along with his subject matter. He began working in news and documentary photography in the late 1960’s, shooting anti-war protests for the Associated Press, Time and Newsweek. In 1974 he joined a very large commercial studio located in Kansas City where he learned many of the intricacies of studio lighting. In 1980 Steve started Steve Hix Photography where he expanded into location assignments in addition to operating a 4,000 square foot studio space in downtown KC. He grew his business quickly and his client list began to include major national corporate, fashion, product and advertising companies. He moved his operations to Austin, TX in 1983 where he focused on the top technological companies of the world.

After working sixty hours a week for two years straight Steve closed his studio in 1988 to travel around the world for a year to refresh his vision. He returned with over 150,000 stock photographs that he still sells today to corporations and ad agencies. He opened a new studio upon his return in Kansas City, but began focusing on national and international location assignments. His business boomed and he was soon being featured in the top design and photography magazines in the world. His client list began to look like the “Who’s Who” list of the top corporations and advertising agencies in the world.

In 1996 Steve moved his photography business to San Francisco where he continued to work on assignments worldwide. He won many national and international awards over the next decade as he photographed in over 70 countries on assignments. In 2001 he moved to Los Angeles to work with Corbis, where he began shooting very high end, production oriented stock photography. He left Corbis in 2004 to move back to Austin, TX where he started his own brand of stock specializing in the Hispanic lifestyle market. Over the next six years he built the brand, Somos, to become the highest quality Hispanic stock brand in the world. In 2010 he sold Somos to Bill Gates’ private company, Corbis Images, and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to begin his fine art career.

Today you can purchase Steve’s work directly from the artist. Contact Steve at steve@hixphoto.com or call him at 512-569-3924.

**Awards, Shows and Press:**

2016- “Searching For UFO’s” black and white photograph is placed in the permanent collection at the USC art museum.

2015-Current Robert Anderson Gallery represents Steve’s “Sand Dunes” project in Denver, CO.

2013 The Center for Fine Art Photography (Black and White Exhibit)

2010 Lucie Awards

2010 Texas Photographic Society “Captivar La Luz” Exhibit San Antonio, TX

2005 International Center of Photography “International Exhibit”

2003 & 2004 Focus on Aids exhibit/auction Los Angeles

2001 APA exhibit Los Angeles

1999 & 2000 APA exhibit San Francisco

1996 Photo District News magazine article

1994 & 1995 Nikon International Awards

1993 Featured in Communication Arts Magazine

1989 Westport Gallery one man show (Kansas City)

1986, ’87,’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93 Communication Arts Awards

1978 Albrecht Art Museum one man show St. Joseph, Missouri

1974 Lawrence Gallery one man show (Kansas City)

**Commissioned Art Projects:**

2000 “Ocean Spray – Project” included documenting the Indian culture harvesting cranberries in British Columbia. Opening show was at the Boston Center for the Arts on the Warf. It then traveled to five major cities in the U.S. and Canada.

1992 “RayovacCorp Project” Documented seven national parks in four seasons. Opening show was at corporate headquarters in Madison, WI. The show traveled to over fifty corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies during the next two years.Rayovac purchased 75 prints for their permanent collection.

**Corporate Collections:**

21st Century Investments, Ocean Spray, Rayovac, Marriott, H & R Block