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Michelle Margaux (born Chicago, USA), has taught, exhibited and been published internationally. Her work has been used for a variety of music merchandise, such as tour apparel, album covers, and records. Margaux began studying Professional Photography at Columbia College Chicago, while winning a 1st Place Photography Award judged by Victor Skrebneski Studio. Michelle Margaux’s work had concentrated on commercial and editorial pieces primarily in the music and fashion industries. After studying Art Education, Michelle wrote the photography curriculum for Chicago area schools.
Always having a keen interest in art history, a “grand tour” of Europe’s great art collections became a life altering experience. Margaux moved to Europe to study and immerse herself in Art & European history in 2011. Moving to England she studied Fine & Decorative Arts at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, concentrating on Italian painters and art of the Baroque & Rococo era, specializing within England and France. Later she attended the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, graduating with an MFA in Photography, concentrating again on large format photography. After 15 years of commercial and editorial photography, Michelle has started creating personal work. She currently resides in London, UK.
Notes on Selected Projects
Michelle Margaux composed World Decay, a series of photographs looking at the decay of European buildings fallen into disarray due to family inheritance battles and failed building permissions. This research led to work on Listed and Lost, a six month look into a Grade I Listed building in England slowly being allowed to decompose while hungry developers wait to build a pensioners’ block on it’s grounds. This work was also exhibited and is available as a book.
While living in London, Michelle became involved with the project, Girl Town. A collection of Michelle Margaux’s previously recorded images are reimagined to celebrate the culture of the female in the 21st Century. These images are part of the acclaimed group exhibition, Girl Town, curated by Shutterhub and the Old Girls Club. The Girl Town exhibition is currently touring.
Thames at My Door, is an ongoing project examining life on the River Thames and what has been discarded. The final work will be shot in large format and while working with Marine Conservation is intending to bring awareness, help with future clean-ups and conservation work for this extraordinary river and the life within it.
Future projects are also in development in the UK and USA.
For any information regarding Michelle Margaux's work, recent book and art project "Listed and Lost' or any other information please message at MichelleMargauxPhoto@gmail.com:
Michelle is a longstanding member of NAPP, PPA, ASMP & AOP.
1st place in Fashion Photography, Fashion Columbia 2002, judged by Victor Skrebneski Studio.
Fashion Columbia, Chicago, USA, 2002
UCA MFA Graduate Show, Farnham, UK, 2015
Photomasters, London, UK, 2015
Temporary Home, London, UK, 2015
Home-Photography Show, Ahmedabad, India, 2016
Girl Town, part of Photomonth, curated by Shutter Hub, & The Old Girls' Club, London, UK 2016
London Photo Festival, London, UK, 2017
Photography on a Postcard, charity event for The Hepatitis C Trust, London, UK, October 2017
Borders, London, Bride Lane Fleet Street, 15th January to 16th April 2018
Girl Town, Tel Aviv, Israel, Alfred Gallery, 8th February to 9th March 2018