Photographer // Novelist // Autodidact


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Kent Sievers

220 Castle Pine Dr.

Papillion, Nebraska 68133


After my family moved from my hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa to Phoenix, Arizona when I was five, I grew up working in my family's furniture repair and warehouseing business.

I graduated from Phoenix Central High in 1977, then hustled my way into the newspaper business, working nights freelancing spot news for the Phoenix Gazette and days for United Press International.

One year of freelancing led to my first staff photographer job at the Mesa Arizona Tribune, followed by stint at the Arizona Republic. In the late 80's I took a job as photo editor of the Scottsdale Progress.

I met my wife, Deborah Shanahan while working for the Arizona Republic. Our daughter, Alison was born in 1988. In 1990, we moved to Omaha, Nebraska where our son, Nathan was born in 1991.

For ten years after moving to Omaha I built a thriving commercial and editorial freelance photography business before taking a staff photographer position at the Omaha World-Herald, where I worked for 18 years.

In May of 2019 I left the World-Herald to take a digital assets/photographer position with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.