Steve Connors

Master Storyteller and Director

Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program

Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Steve Connors is serving as the Master Storyteller and Director, Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program. Born in Sheffield, England, Connors began taking photographs while serving as a British soldier in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s. After leaving the military, he worked for London newspapers and housing charities. Connors spent the early 1990s covering the wars following the break-up of Yugoslavia and later spent time in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He spent fifteen months in Afghanistan, beginning November 2001, and fourteen months in Iraq starting in 2003. Connors has worked for most of the worlds’ newspapers and magazines including Time, Newsweek and The New York Times in the United States; The Guardian, The Observer and The Telegraph in London; and Der Spiegel, Stern and Paris Match among others in Europe.