About Steve Schneider Photography

Photographer Steve Schneider has turned a fondness for Rock and Roll into a lifetime of concert documentation. His catalogue includes Rock legends from several decades frozen in revealing and dramatic action. Artists include Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Tom Petty, Merle Haggard, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Grateful Dead and many, many more. Most were shot in the Northwest, Steve’s residence since 1979.

Steve’s close association with The Grateful Dead goes back to the mid 70's when the band first allowed him access; his photos have been published on their CDs & DVDs and in a recent Jay Blakesburg collection, Eyes of the World, 2017.

His career has included stints working for UPI, Gannett News Service, Reuters, USA Today,and Sipa Press as well as long term commitments to corporate assignments and conventions.

Steve's work has appeared in various publications including TIME magazine, which, after Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, ran Steve’s shot of Garcia at his last Seattle concert. In Seattle, he is represented by Jeffrey Moose.  

Partial list of publications:

  • The Grateful Dead Calendar (1982) 
  • The Grateful Dead Calendar (1983)
  • The Official Book of the Grateful Dead (1983)
  • Grateful Dead Family Album (1989)
  • Jerry Garcia photo, Time Magazine (8/21/95)
  • Grateful Dead The Illustrated Trip (2003)
  • Steve Goodman Facing the Music (2008)
  • Eyes of the World, 1965-1995 Grateful Dead Photography (2017)
  • Many Grateful Dead CD releases
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • Modern Drummer Magazine


  • 2021 ShoreLake Arts Gallery Exhibit, April 7-May 15, 2021
  • Seattle Rocks: The Grunge Years, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Bainbridge Is, WA, 2019
  • Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2017-present Photos on permanent display
  • Seattle Rocks! The Triple Door & Musiquarium, Seattle, WA, 2014 (courtesy JM Gallery)
  • Seattle Rocks! Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2013
  • Red Sky Winery Tasting Room, Woodinville, WA, 2012
  • Picture The Musician, Wenatchee Museum, 2010
  • Jack Cellars Wine Shop, Seattle, WA, 2009

Website: www.steveschneiderphoto.com

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