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Name  Steve Bloom
Role  Photographer

Nephews  Flynn Christopher Bloom
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Siblings  Orlando Bloom, Samantha Bloom, Susan Storm Bloom, Peter Bloom
Books  Elephants, Pot Culture: The A‑Z, In Praise of Primates (0 ed), The Rapeseed Fields, Video invaders
Similar People  Harry Bloom, Orlando Bloom, Samantha Bloom, David Henry Wilson, Flynn Christopher Bloom

Parents  Harry Bloom, Beryl Gordon

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Steve Bloom (born 1953, Johannesburg, South Africa) is a photographer and writer.


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Son of South African journalist, novelist, and political activist Harry Bloom, he is best known for his photography books and essays as well as his large scale outdoor exhibitions called Spirit of the Wild.

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Bloom's early interest in photography was inspired by the pictures in Life Magazine. In 1972 he trained as a gravure printer, and took portraits of people living under the Apartheid system. In 1977 he travelled to England where some of the pictures were published and exhibited internationally by The International Defence and Aid Fund.

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For several years he worked in graphic arts, and in 1999 was jointly responsible for the implementation of the Addison designs for the official posters for the summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, 1992.

Bloom began to photograph wildlife in 1993 while on vacation in South Africa. In 1996 he devoted all his time to wildlife photography and spent the following two years working on his first book, In Praise of Primates, which was published in ten languages. In 2004 Untamed, an oversize book that features animals from all the world's continents, was published in ten language editions for its first printing, and in 2006 he published two monographs: Elephant! and Spirit of the Wild.

In 2006 he returned to photographing people. Living Africa, published in 2008, is a body of photographs covering several African countries, mixing photographs of wildlife, remote tribal groups and people in cities, including gold miners 3 km underground. Bloom's second book on Africa, Trading Places – The Merchants of Nairobi, features subsistence shopkeepers in the suburbs of Nairobi, including Kibera. He has also published several children's books including My Big Cats Journal (Thames & Hudson), My Favourite Animal Families (Thames & Hudson) and Les animaux racontés aux enfants (Editions de la Martinière Jeunesse).

By 2010, Steve Bloom had produced eleven city centre outdoor exhibitions called Spirit of the Wild, each consisting of up to 100 large format weather-sealed prints. Free and usually open to the public 24 hours a day, the theme of the exhibitions was to engender awareness of habitat encroachment and global warming. The inaugural exhibition, in Birmingham, England, ran for eleven months in Centenary Square. Further exhibitions followed in Copenhagen, Leeds, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Moscow, Dublin, Oslo, Stavanger, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Tokyo and Abbeville. The Copenhagen exhibition opened on 16 May 2006 and was visited by 1,019,028 people during the first three months.

In June 2012 the London Festival of Photography featured his exhibition, Beneath the Surface: South Africa in the 1970s at The Guardian Gallery in London. The exhibition showed his early work in apartheid South Africa, portraying a critical time in that country's history when widescale protests against apartheid took hold.


Trading Places – The Merchants of Nairobi (Thames & Hudson) – 2009 ISBN 0-500-54381-X
Living Africa (Thames & Hudson) – 2008 ISBN 0-500-51427-5
Untamed (Abrams) – Paperback Compact edition 2008 ISBN 0-8109-7237-9
Spirit of the Wild (Thames & Hudson) – 2006 ISBN 0-500-51437-2
Elephant! (Thames & Hudson) – 2006 ISBN 0-500-51321-X
Spirit of the Wild (Steve Bloom Editions) – 96 pages (Exhibition edition)
Untamed (Abrams) Hardback – 2004 ISBN 0-8109-5611-X
In Praise of Primates (Könemann Verlag) – 1999 ISBN 3-8290-1556-9
Elephants: A Book for Children (Thames & Hudson) (text by David Henry Wilson) 2007 ISBN 0-500-54344-5
My Favourite Animal Families (Thames & Hudson)(text by David Henry Wilson) 2010 ISBN 0-500-54390-9
Portraits d'animaux. Les ours (Editions de la Martinière Jeunesse) 2010 ISBN 2-7324-4051-5
Untamed Animals of the World (Children's Edition)(Abrams) 2006 ISBN 0-8109-5988-7
A La Découverte des Animaux (Editions de la Martinière Jeunesse) 2011 ISBN 2-7324-4336-0
My Big Cats Journal – Thames & Hudson Ltd (Spring 2012) ISBN 978-0-500-65002-8
My Polar Journal – Thames & Hudson Ltd (Autumn 2012)ISBN 0500650101
Les animaux racontés aux enfants (Editions de la Martinière Jeunesse) ISBN 2-7324-5121-5


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