Hi, I'm Michelle, 

I am Canadian photojournalist transitioning into film in the UK while completing an MA in Film and TV Production. I also teach photography part-time to teens who are experiencing trauma and mental health issues while working intermittently as a researcher for documentary film production company True Vision.

As a daughter of immigrant parents to Canada I've been drawn to themes of identity and home in my photography work; these themes now extend into my filmmaking.

During my eight-year career as a photographer my work has appeared in publications like The New York Times, Time.com, Discovery Channel and Der Spiegel amongst others.

Proud Photo Member of:
Women Photograph
Diversify Photo
Authority Collectivetin

VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION

2017 New York Times portfolio review, selected participant
2015 New York Times portfolio review, selected participant
2014 Missouri Photo Workshop Team Eppridge Award + Jack and Dorothy Fields Scholarship
2014 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop alumni + scholarship recipient 
2012 Eddie Adams Workshop, alumni 


RECOGNITION

2019 Joop Swort Masterclass- Nominated
2018 APAD Backyard Storytelling Grant- top 4 short listed
2016 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - Selected Winner
2017 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - Selected Winner
2015 Pictures of the Year International Award of Excellence, Feature PictureStory
2015 NPPA Best of Photojournalism- First Place, Portrait and Personality
2015 NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Best Published Picture Story
2015 Photograph of the Year, National Pictures of the Year
2015 Canada's Photojournalist of the Year (honorable mention)
2015 First Place Portrait, National Pictures of the Year
2015 First Place Picture Story, National Pictures of the Year
2015 American Photography 31- selected
2015 Michener Award project contribution
2015 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition Winner
2015 National Newspaper Awards Project of the Year project contribution
2015 PDN Photo Annual selected
2014 LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Award winner
2014 UNICEF Photo of the Year nominee
2014 Canada's Photojournalist of the Year honorable mention
2014 Picture Story 1st Place, National Pictures of the Year
2014 Social Issues 2nd Place, National Pictures of the Year
2012 Sony World Photography Awards, “Campaign” photo series top 10 shortlisted
2012 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award winner/The Canadian Press Intern

GRANTS

2015 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artists Grant
2015 Economic Hardship Reporting Project, photojournalism grant recipient 2015 Photocrati Fund photography grant, honorable mention
2014 APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship, photography grant shortlist

GROUP EXHIBITION

2017 VICE annual photo show, Montreal & Toronto
2017- Contact Photography Festival Feature Show
2017 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Exhibition
2017 Museum of Drug Policy exhibition
2017 Working Title- Personal Work
2016 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Exhibition
2015 Photovile’s The Fence—Brooklyn, Atlanta and Houston
2015 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition



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