I am a Michigan based artist/photographer specializing in storytelling and collaboration in the arts and philanthropy.
I very strongly believe that if you go back to your roots, if you mine that inner territory, you can bring out something that is indelibly you and authentic; like your thumbprint. It's going to have your style because there is no one like you. —Joyce Tennyson
I have yet to photographically understand the wrinkles and grooves, but I’m in process with the imprint. When I make my mark with a click, I’m thinking about my connection with the subject or the theme. I recall my own desires to hold on to moments and create memories. I appreciate a multi-perspective view and I want my audience to walk away feeling value and respect for that captured moment in time. The Great Lakes Project is the perfect vehicle in this sense. It brings me peace and offers humility in that I have so much more to discover and share.
My experience in the arts varies from mixed media to the darkroom, work in the studio, alternative processes, and most recently a collaborative internship with the University of Michigan Cancer Center offering photography as an outlet to patients and their families. I aspire to share the beauty of image with others and in essence offer a space for newfound appreciation.
Stephanie Prechter earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Following graduation, she worked as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Foreign Agricultural Service. Stephanie moved home to Michigan a few years later to work as a Research Associate with the Bipolar Research Team at the University of Michigan. Since then, she has been involved with suicide prevention outreach on both a local and state level working with populations ranging from high school students to retired NFL athletes. In addition to her work with her family’s foundation, she is completing a photography degree at Washtenaw Community College and acts as a Co-Chairperson for the Images of Resilience Photography Exhibit and Storytelling Event.