Michel is a Brussels-based freelance fine art and documentary photographer (°1971). He is half Italian, half Dutch. He started photography with the Berlin School of Photography (Bettina Von Kameke) in 2009. In 2014, Michel attended a documentary photography course at the LCC of the University of Arts and Magnum Photo. In addition to being a professional photographer and photojournalist, Michel holds a master’s in international law & human rights, and clinical psychology. His unique background enables him to contextualise and approach his subjects with a global mindset and a discerning eye.
His documentary work is inspired by current social, political, religious and environmental issues, producing images that fall midway between fine art photography and classic documentary work. His photo series are accompanied by short in-depth articles.
Exhibition - Awards

2013   Faces of Brewing Competition - 2nd place Ι  European Parliament
2013   Brussel Beer Project Crowed Funding Event  Ι  BBP
2015   Gone Fishing  Ι  Associated Photographer HeadOn International Photo Festival  Ι Sidney 
2015   Bruxelles Environnement  Outdoor Exhibition Ι  Parc Cinquantenaire in Brussels
2016   Forest City Project  Outdoor Exhibition Ι  Esplanade of the European Parliament
2016   Forest City Project  Outdoor Exhibition Ι  Square Meeûs Brussels
2016   Portr:ette Exhibition Ι  Street photography series on Etterbeek Ι  GC De Maalbeek
2017   Portr:ette  Exhibition Ι  Street photography series on Etterbeek Ι  City hall of Etterbeek
2017   Forest City Project, 2nd Ed. Outdoor exhibition  Ι  Esplanade of the European Parliament
2017   Vernissage & Exhibition   Ι  Gallerie Louis VX ( click here for a 3D visit )                                                                 
2018   Siena International Photo Competition  Ι  Remarkable Artwork Award Visual Story Telling                   
2018   KOLGA International Photo Competition Ι  Finalist                                                                
2018   Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards - KLPA Ι  Finalist
2018   London Photo Month  - Shutterhub Open Ι  #SHOPEN18 
2018   International Photo Awards - IPA  Ι  Honorable Mention Deeper Perspective
2018   Malta International Photo Award Ι  Top 15 winners Story Telling
2018   Tokyo International Foto Awards Ι  Silver Editorial Photo Essay
2019   Forest City Project, 3rd Ed. Fine Art Exhibition  Ι  BOZAR
2019   RHOK Portrait Exhibition  Ι  Africa Museum tervuren
2019   PX3 State of the Word  Ι 1st Place Winner -  Social Documentary
2019   OUT of OFFICE  Ι  Group Exhibition RHoK for FOD Economie
2019   Group exhibition AddoN 2019 Ι HeadOn 2019 Ι Sidney
2019   International Photo Awards - IPA  Ι  2 x Honorable Mention: Fine Art Portrait & People's Portrait  
2019   International Photo Awards - IPA  Ι  Honorable Mention Editorial Current Issues
2019   Now for the Future  - Open Eye Gallery Ι  Liverpool 
2019   Everyday Delight - Shutterhub Group Exhibition - Free Space Project  Ι  London 
2020  Postcards from Britain - Shutterhub Group Exhibition - International travelling expo Ι  London, Haarlem, ... 
2020  208 ways to leave the EU  becomes part of Harvard University's Academic Collection Archive Ι  Cambridge, Massachusetts 
2020  Admitted to the XIIIth Florence Biennale Ι Fortezza da Basso Ι Italy, 23 -  31 October 2021
2020  Imagining an Island Exhibition Ι Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum Ι Scotland's Outer Hebrides
2020 YEARBOOK 2020 exhibition Ι Shutterhub 
2020 PX3 Paris Photography Awards Ι Honorable mention
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