Hi, I'm Michelle, 

I am an independent photographer currently in grad school for film and also taking on assignment work while based out of Cambridge, UK. As a  photojournalist and documentarian, I work for editorial publications and international aid agencies while also working on long form documentary work. As a daughter of immigrant parents to Canada my work has often gravitated towards themes of home and identity.

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

ABOUT

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

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

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 Photoville’s The Fence—Brooklyn, Atlanta and Houston
2015 Magenta Flash Forward Exhibition

RECOGNITION

2018 APAD Backyard Storytelling Grant- top 4 short listed
2017 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - Selected Winner
2016 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward - Selected Winner

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 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


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