Stephen Chalmers has taught many workshops in alternative photographic processes and digital imaging and has been a visiting artist at numerous colleges and universities. He has been a contributor to five books and has been in group and solo exhibitions throughout the US, Australia, Ireland, British Columbia, Thailand, England, South Africa, and China. Chalmers has also worked as a Lead Treatment Counselor to Severely Emotionally Disturbed children, worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, and taught gang children photography – informing his photography projects which deal with issues of loss.

The work of Stephen Chalmers is in several collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Light Work, Polaroid, and the Getty Research Institute and has been covered extensively by international media including National Public Radio (NPR), The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Pics Magazine (China), Vision Magazine (China), PhotoART Contemporary Photography Magazine (Thailand), and The Daily Mail (UK).

Stephen Chalmers earned his MFA in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University, was the NW Regional Chair for the Society for Photographic Education for two terms, was professor of Photography and Digital Media in the state of Washington for eight years, and was a tenured associate professor of Photography in Ohio.