After obtaining a degree in Political Sciences at the University of Bologna (IT) in History of Contemporary Political Thought,

in 2008 I studied photography at International Center of Photography in New York (US) attending the General Studies Program and I have been a visiting student at the ENSP in Arles (FR).

I mainly use photography to focus on the analysis of

the territory: in my last projects I bring my attention to youth generations, envisioning them as a powerful metaphor to describing the shift of identity of a land. In May 2009, I was selected by Photoespaña for a workshop on photography books with Martin Parr, and since then I have focused my attention on the photobook world. Going through several workshops focused on book making process,

I have become more and more aware about the potential of photography narrative through the book form and I have embraced the concept of book as art object. I took part on different events on self-publishing with my productions. “Dreaming Leone” by Alvaro Deprit is the first book I curated as designer and editor, finalist of the Anamorphosis prize in 2015, now collected at MoMA library in New York. Recently I started teaching workshops in photography, creation and self-publishing of the photographic books at the Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi Fotoğraf Bölümü in Istanbul (TR), at the RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts in Rome (IT) and in several festivals focused on printed matter (Istanbul FanZine Festival, Funzilla Festival, GazeBook). From 2011 to 2015 I took part of OnOff Picture, working mainly in the editorial field, and nowadays as freelancer I do assignments for Italian and foreign magazines. In 2016 I decided to move to Palermo (IT) with my dog Tara, where I started collaborating with MINIMUM studio.

 

You can download here my resume.

 

mmichelapalermo@gmail.com / +39 349 78 61 731