Jill Steinberg


Jill Steinberg is a photographer who captures the many incarnations of live performance from opera to theater to dance to jazz to orchestral and chamber music to film. She thrives on getting candid shots of deep expression and flow that few have access to.  She has photographed indoors and outside, during daylight, at dusk and at midnight. Her work has taken her across the globe, from National Sawdust, the home for musicians in Brooklyn she helped found, to The Kennedy Center, The Park Avenue Armory, the Barbican Centre, Teatro Manzoni in Milan, The Monte Carlo Opera House, the Banff Theatre in Canada, and Disney Hall in LA. She has worked with Beth Morrison Projects, Heartbeat Opera, Sister Sylvester, and the terraNOVA Collective among other smaller organizations, and has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Time Out Amsterdam, BOMB, and on NASA’s website. 

Jill is the Board President of National Sawdust, a nonprofit venue whose mission is rooted in music discovery that is open, inclusive, and based in active mentorship of emerging artists, while building new audiences and communities of music devotees.  Jill is a member and official photographer of the Up Until Now Collective that develops and produces new interdisciplinary work that explores empathy, intimacy, and community.  Jill is the Board chair of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary company founded by Paola Prestini, whose mission is to create, produce, and curate visionary art and music projects which expand the frontiers of culture.  Jill is a champion of, and photographer for Sister Sylvester, a performance and filmmaker who works with new technologies to make cross-species collaborations, essay films and lecture performances. Jill is a Professional Company Member of OPERA America, and a former member of OPERA America’s Board of Directors.   She is also a former Board member of Heartbeat Opera, whose mission is to create incisive adaptations and revelatory arrangements of classics, reimagining them for the here and now.  She and her husband, William Steinberg, are founding donors to the National Opera Center.   In these various capacities, Jill is a champion of both artists and their art.

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