After obtaining a degree in Political Sciences at the University of Bologna (Italy) in History of contemporary political thought, I studied photography at International Center of Photography in New York attending the General Studies Program and I was a visiting student at the ENSP in Arles, France.

I mainly focus on the analysis of a territory using different registers, such as landscapes and observed portraits. In my last projects I bring my attention to youth generations, envisioning it as a powerful metaphor to describing the shift of identity of a land. In May 2009, I have been selected by Photoespaña for a workshop on dummy books with Magnum photographer Martin Parr, and since then I have focused my attention on the photobook world. Going through several workshops focused on book making process - Rinko Kawauchi, Vanessa Winship and George Georgieu, Mort Andersen, Bas Vroege and Hans van der Meer, Teun van der Heijden- I have become more and more aware about the potential of book form in photography and I have embraced the concept of book as art object. I took part on different events of 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, 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, Istanbul (TR), at the RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts in Rome (IT) and in several festivals focused about the photobooks and printed matter (Istanbul FanZine Festival, Funzilla Festival, GazeBook).

From 2011 to 2015 I have been part of OnOff Picture agency, and nowadays as freelancer I do editorials for Italian and foreign magazines.

I’m a collaborator and contributor of MINIMUM studio in Palermo (IT).

 

I'm splitting time between Napoli and Palermo,

where I live with Tara my dog.

 

You can download here my resume

 

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