Stephenson is a fine art photographer living in Brooklyn, New York. Rob's work
focuses on the confluence of nature and the built environment. He has worked
with award-winning New York photographer Joel Meyerowitz on several book
projects, including 2009's Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New
York City Parks. He has been selected to be part of VERDI (Vital Energy
Resources Documentary Initiative), an upcoming large-scale environmental
Rob's photography has been exhibited at various venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Jen Bekman Gallery, Lehman College Art Gallery and the Museum of the City of New York. He has also been awarded a 2013 NYFA Artist Fellowship and has been a darkroom resident at the Camera Club of New York.
I was amazed by the amount and diversity of food that people are able to grow in such a seemingly inhospitable environment. From stalks of corn in a Bed-Stuy lot and rooftop bee hives in the shadow of the Chrysler building to watermelons and tanks of tilapia in Far Rockaway, Queens, everything that can be grown in the city is being grown.