Steven Forster is a New Orleans native and has been a professional photographer for more than twenty years. His work is in public and private collections, among them the Historic New Orleans Collection, as well as exhibiting at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Mario Villa Gallery in New Orleans and Chicago. He has had more than eight thousand photographs published worldwide--for, among others, the A&E Network, People Magazine, Court TV, the Associated Press, Fox Sports, Elle Magazine, TV Guide, Washington Monthly, The Times-Picayune, Gambit and Figaro newspapers, New Orleans Magazine, Les Beaux Arts and Women's Wear Daily. He was Photo Editor for Roll Call newspaper in Washington, D.C. Forster is the featured photographer in the original college textbook the "Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist", by Margaret R. Lazzari. Steven was the last person known to have photographed Ethel Merman.