Stephen Mayes
Media Strategist
New York, NY, USA

Stephen Mayes is a strategist, advising institutions and individuals about effective creative and commercial approaches to the fast changing media environment.  He has worked at the top levels of photography for 25 years in the areas of journalism, art, commercial and fashion.  He was SVP at Getty Images, where he developed and implemented content strategies for the world’s largest content supplier. Later he worked as SVP at representing high-end artists in the consumer market.  Stephen worked with Art And Commerce as Director of Image Archive representing top fashion and art photographers for commercial licensing.  He was CEO of VII Photo Agency for five years managing the careers of world-leading photojournalists.  Stephen has chaired the jury of the World Press Photo competition and also served as secretary for nine years.  He is currently working in New York and regularly writes and broadcasts on the ethics and realities of photographic practice in the new digital environment.

Stephen has broad experience and he is interested in seeing all types of work. He is currently most involved with documentary photography and he is able to advise on current business strategies in these areas.