Stephen McLaren was a television director and journalist making documentaries for the BBC before digital cameras brought him back to photography. He became a professional photographer in 2005 . His work has been shown in several exhibitions including: "Onto the Streets" at Photofusion in London; "Eastend Street: Then and Now" at the Rich Mix Centre in London; the Format Photography Festival in Derby, England; and the Look2011 Festival in Liverpool, England. He licenses his photography to several UK and international newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, New Yorker and the Observer. He has also curated street photography exhibitions which have travelled round Europe with the British Council and he is the co-editor of the book, Street Photography Now, published by Thames and Hudson in 2010. Stephen has led several street photography education courses and hasconducted many gallery talks and panel discussions on various photography-related topics.