“My Father and Football”

After a rousing bout playing street football, Steven learns that his father is called back to Germany to testify against a concentration camp guard. Over the course of the next several years, Steven learns what life was like for his father in the concentration camp while at the same time trying to please his father by becoming a football player.

Steven H. Begleiter is an awarding winning veteran editorial, and commercial photographer living in Denver. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Colorado Institute of Art.

His career began in NYC, starting as first assistant to Annie Leibovitz and the late Mary Ellen Mark. In 1982 he opened his first photo studio in Soho, NYC. His clients included: JW Thompson, Hill and Knowlton, AT&T, Forbes Magazine, US Magazine, Elle Magazine, Esquire Magazine and many others.

His first book of photographs ” Fathers and Sons” (Abbeville Press 1989) was well received and sold over 25,000 copies in the first year. After working in NYC for 17 years, photographing for prominent advertising companies, design firms and international magazines, he was recruited by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design to teach photography. After 10 years of teaching, publishing two more photography books; continuing to take on commercial assignments; and develop personal projects, a change was on the horizon.

He was offered a teaching position with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) in Missoula, Montana. After his first summer in “Big Sky country,” he decided to move to Montana. He continues to practice his craft, photographing for magazines; architects; art directors and others.

Learn more about Steven and his work at his website: begleiter.com

This edition of Tell Us Something was recorded on June 9th, 2015 at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT. The theme was “Oops! I Changed my Mind!”.  Steven’s story is called “My Father and Football”.