Hi, I'm Michelle, 

I am an independent photojournalist based in Toronto, Canada. I shoot for editorial publications and international aid agencies while also working on long-term documentary work.

I am self-taught and my work has appeared in publications like The New York Times, Time.com, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Discovery Channel and Der Spiegel among others. I regularly contribute to Canada's largest publications such as The Globe and Mail and The Canadian Press wire service.

Photo by my dear friend: Christopher Katsarov Luna



2015 Pictures of the Year International Award of Excellence, Feature Picture Story
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 Missouri Photo Workshop Jack and Dorothy Fields scholarship
2014 Social Issues 2nd Place, National Pictures of the Year
2014 Missouri Photo Workshop Team Eppridge award
2014 Foundry Photojournalism, scholarship recipient
2012 Sony World Photography Awards, “Campaign” photo series top 10 shortlisted
2012 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award winner/The Canadian Press Intern

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

2015 New York Times portfolio review, selected participant
2014 Missouri Photo Workshop, alumni
2014 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, alumni
2012 Eddie Adams Workshop, alumni

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