The Author, Stephenie Hollyman

 Thanksgiving, 2018, Yosemite:
The author, ( in red jacket ) was invited by visitors from India  to wish "Happy Birthday" via Whatsapp to their auntie in Mumbai.  The author was passing by, camera in hand. 
" Why not do a Bollywood dance?" Stephenie asked. This video shows what spontaneously evolved, an improvised dance of joy inspired by the beauty of  Yosemite.

Stephenie Hollyman, the author of

" A Visitor's Guide to Photographing Yosemite", is a photographer, Fulbright Scholar, and the author of three other books.  Read the recent profile of Stephenie at

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One of the first back-pack video journalists to produce stories in the field as a one-person team, she operates a cyber-studio that produces journalistic content for educational,  corporate,  and journalistic venues. This rich content features photography, text, and video.  Her editorial video is represented by Getty Images. Click here to view her video clips on the Getty Images website.



Her work as a photographer and video-journalist has taken her to many of the world's countries for publications such as TIME, PEOPLE, and STERN Magazine. She began her career as a photographic stringer for The New York Times. She has worked for numerous NGOs including UNICEF, The United Nations, The World Health Organization, UNDP, and The Ford Foundation, among others. Click here to download clips and reviews of her work.

She was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning by Charles Kuralt in 1988  for her photo book "We The Homeless, Portraits of America's Displaced People", (text by Victoria Irwin). " We the Homeless " was also exhibited in a one-person show at the Senate Rotunda in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Hollyman's photographic work has also been included in numerous exhibitions and her photo features published internationally.  In 2004, in the year leading up to war in Iraq, Stephenie was Chief of the United Nations Photo Unit. 


She also reports, writes and films stories for television as a solo "backpack" video-journalist. Her clients have included  CNN, CBS, Nightline, and others. Along with a team of video-journalists, she reported" Killer Virus"  for NYTimes TV ( then VNI ) and The Learning Channel,  which won a National Documentary Emmy Award. 


 Hollyman produces photography and original multimedia content that exploits convergence. The stories include streaming video, audio, interactivity, and photography. Clients have included MSNBC on the Web, CNN, ABC Nightline, the and others.

Hollyman now lives on a Sundowner tugboat trawler in Berkeley, California.

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