Stephanie Strasburg is a photographer and filmmaker in Pittsburgh devoted to community journalism, long-term storytelling, and investigative projects. Stephanie’s recent work includes an investigation on child sexual abuse in the Amish and Mennonite communities, for which she and her fellow reporters were named finalists for a Pulitzer Prize and awarded a Mid-Atlantic Emmy. She is part of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette team that received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for coverage of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre. Her other recent projects examine the generational and geographic imprint of overdose; industry's impact on Pennsylvania's small cities, and child poverty in her region. In 2017, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting supported her travel to document the environmental and economic fallout from Alcoa’s departure from Suriname after a century as the country's largest employer.
Stephanie is a graduate of Goddard College’s Individualized Studies program and her freelance clients include Cosmopolitan, ESPN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Guardian. A believer in photography’s ability to build community, she teaches, speaks, and mentors in the field and is on a constant quest to pay it forward.