Meeting the Stars
Gregory Stemn is a renowned Liberian photojournalist who has extensively covered conflicts in several Countries in west Africa, including Liberia, Sierra Lone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. In 1992,he hosted a photo exhibition during the Organization of Africa Unity (OAU) summit in Dakar, Senegal on the Liberian crisis and in 1993 in South Korea.
Mr. Stemn is a winner of several distinguished awards, including the photojournalist of year Award from the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Inquirer Newspaper of Liberia. He is also a recipient of several Certificates in communication and conflict resolution from many national and international Organizations, including the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US-based non-political Organization.
Gregory's coverage of the inauguration of Nelson Mandela earned him one of many commendations received from President Mandela of South Africa and other Organizations, including the Carter Center headed by former United States President, Jimmy Carter.
In 2003 he hosted a photo exhibition titled:" Liberia Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation", sponsored by the Mano River Relief Network at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
He hosted a photo Exhibition in 2005 in celebration of United Nations Human Rights day in Philadelphia sponsored by The Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture, an affiliate of the Liberty Lutheran.
At the exhibition, he was honored for his dedication to the documentation of human rights related issues.
September of 2007 he hosted a photo Exhibition titled: 'Lessons from Liberia's Civil War" sponsored by The Center for Democracy and Development of UMass-Boston and The Liberia Media Support Initiative at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Also in June of 2008 he hosted a photo Exhibition titled: The Role of the Media in the Liberian Civil War, sponsored by The Carter Center, Sutherland, Emory Institute for developing Nations and Atlanta friends of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Atlanta.
Mr. Gregory Stemn is a Graduate of the New York Institute of Photography.