About Me

Clayton Steward is a visual journalist that tells long form stories that capture the human spirit and explore the intersection of people and their environment. His background in Chaplaincy training compliments his studies in art and photography to provide a deeply empathetic and uniquely creative approach to storytelling. He has a belief in collaboration with the people at the end of his lens, but he never strays from telling truth with a camera.

Clayton has an interest in using analog processes such as 35mm film, 4x5 large format film, and alternative processes to present documentary style work in imaginative ways. He works comfortably in State Houses, open fields, homes, on sidelines, and more. Stories are everywhere and Clayton is ready to bring his skillset to the people and places that need their story shared

His work has been recognized by College Photographer of the Year and he has had work published in The Columbia Missourian, The New Territory Magazine, Missouri Humanities Magazine and the Clinton Daily Democrat. Clayton also had work that was selected for the 27th Annual Kansas City Artists Coalition undergraduate juried exhibition in 2022. 

B.A. Digital Communications; Journalism - University of Saint Mary - Leavenworth, KS

Minor in Pastoral Ministry

Current M.A. Journalism Candidate - University of Missouri - Columbia, MO




Updated October 2023

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