Steve Sabella was born and grew up in the Old City of Jerusalem. Following his studies at the Collège
des Frères de la Salle, he enrolled in the Jerusalem School of Photography where
he received his Diploma in Art Photography three years later.
Steve's visual capacity is well developed. He has a unique way of seeing, that combines
East and West. His works show a balance between authentic ideas and visual
expression. During his studies, Steve has shown great curiosity and
investigation of various ways of expression in photography as well as
experiencing in many different technical procedures. His final project of the
second and third year of studies awarded him special prizes of excellence. Steve
has felt intuitively from the start that photography would be his way in life
and he works along totally with this feeling. He is a sensitive person, who
follows the diction of his heart. In his artwork he is always searching for
himself on one hand, while on the other hand he searches for the mystery of the
Enthusiasm characterizes Steve. His success lies in the simplicity and
accuracy of his photos. This is shown in his ability to give a new visual
meaning to the photos and his sensitivity has been matched by his commitment to
his craft. His approach to photography has been both professional and highly
personal. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in places such Tel Hai
museum/Israel, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem galleries in East and West, Khalil Sakakini
in Ramallah (twice), Rome/Italy, Montreal/Canada and now he is participating in
a group touring exhibition in the USA. Some of these exhibitions aroused media
interest that lead to TV interviews and documentation.
Steve Sabella was one of the winners of the Young Artist Award competition organized by A.M.
Qattan Foundation in Ramallah/Palestine for the year 2002. He is currently working as a
full time professional photographer and has been hired by international
organizations such as the UN (UNICEF-UNDP-UNRWA-UNFPA), NGO's and major
advertising companies in Palestine. Steve Sabella was chosen as Photographer of
the Month in This Week in Palestine publication in Oct. 2001.