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Steve Barrett, Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHY

In the 20 years that Washington, DC photographer Steve Barrett has been taking pictures, the likes of Michael Jordan, Margaret Thatcher, Hosni Mubarak, Spike Lee and Boris Yeltsin have found their way to the end of his lens. He has photographed George Clooney, James Earl Jones and Bill and Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain.

His photos have been featured in Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, USA Today and Washingtonian, among other business and general interest publications. Alumni magazines have always been some of his favorite clients and he has taken cover and inside feature shots for Harvard, Auburn, Stanford, the Career College Association and Vanderbilt.

“Since I live so close to Washington, DC, dozens of alumni magazines call on me regularly to photograph their DC-based alumni, and also hire me to photograph the politicians and DC insiders that they may be writing about,” he says. “I work hard to be as effective as possible for my clients. I know they are the boss, and I feel lucky to have the opportunity to do what I do.”

View Steve’s photo portfolio www.stevebarrettphotography.com and here: www.alumnimagazinegroup.com.

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

He who wants to tear down a house must be prepared to rebuild it.”

– African Proverb

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all.”

– Carlos Castaneda

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions, but to live with them and rise above them.”

– William Blake

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

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