Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market, and a currently serves on CFEVA's Board of Artistic Advisors. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education, the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image in 2007, and the Colin Ford Award for Curatorship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.
His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections, including those of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the George Eastman Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Michener Art Museum, Lehigh University, Haverford College, and the University of North Dakota. His book North Dakota was published by wilburerditions in 2016.
He has curated numerous exhibitions and has served as a juror for literally scores of competitions, locally, nationally, and internationally and has served as a portfolio reviewer at numerous photography festivals like FotoFest, Photo Lucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Panorama, and for several regional and national conferences of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).Most recently, also oversaw the publication of Bill Armstrong’s book Quarantine: Artists and Writers on Isolation in 2020.