Ina Steiner is a photographer who has concentrated on architecture, politics and the changing roles and depictions of women in Germany and the USA. She is keen on opening up a critical dialogue of the usage of photography in all its contemporary and historical outlets from new media to the archive. Steiner served as a key assistant to Allan Sekula (her former teaching advisor at CalArts where she studied for a Masters with an international fellowship) during the last decade of his life, and particularly served as German liaison for his work at Document XII. In the last year of Sekula's life, she returned to Los Angeles to help organize his archive, and since that time has overseen the inventory of his studio and arranged for a number of key posthumous exhibitions and publications. She served as research consultant on the Sekula study projects based in Belgium at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA). Steiner coedited the volume Allan Sekula, Art Isn't Fair: Further Essays on the Traffic in Photographs and Related Media, Mack Books, London, 2020.