Steven H. Begleiter is a noted American photographer, born in Cleveland, Ohio. He has published five books on or about photography. His first photography book, Fathers and Sons, Abbeville Press 1989, was a commercial and critical success launching his career as a much sought-after portrait photographer. Leaving Cleveland is his sixth book and the first book of fiction. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, and is an adjunct professor of photography at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. He earned his degree in Photojournalism from Kent State University.