Stephen Petegorsky is an artist and freelance photographer based in Florence, Massachusetts. Born in New York City, he graduated from Amherst College and later received his M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught at Amherst College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and the University of Connecticut.
His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in collections throughout this country as well as in Europe. Since 1998 he has volunteered with the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development, a human services agency that works internationally to improve the lives of victims of conflict and people with disabilities.
Most known for his black and white landscapes, he has for many years made images based on photographs of cleared and stained animal specimens typically found in natural history museums and university Biology departments.