Michael Ernest Sweet

Teacher, Writer, and Photographer in New York

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Michael Ernest Sweet is a Canadian award-winning educator, writer, and photographer. He is the author of two full-length photography books, The Human Fragment (now in its second edition) and Michael Sweet's Coney Island, both from Brooklyn Arts Press.

Michael is the founder of Learning for a Cause, a nonprofit student press initiative, as well as a national recipient of The Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him her Diamond Jubilee Medal for his "significant contributions to the field of education."

Michael is a regular contributor to the Huff Post as well as Photo Life Magazine. Between 2008 and 2014, he was also a senior contributor to Canadian Teacher Magazine and appeared regularly on CJAD News Talk radio as an education commentator.

Michael will appear in a 2018 documentary about Garry Winogrand titled, Gary Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable. Additionally, Michael is currently at work on producing a new anthology of student writing concerning the American democracy, a project in collaboration with actor Martin Sheen.

Michael lives and teaches in New York City. He is no longer active as a street photographer.

  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • St. Mary's University
    • Concordia University
    • Nipissing University