Michael Ernest Sweet

Photographer and Writer in New York, NY

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Michael Ernest Sweet is a Canadian photographer, writer, and an award-winning educator. He is the author of two street photography books, The Human Fragment and Michael Sweet's Coney Island, both from Brooklyn Arts Press.

Michael holds both a Canadian Prime Minister's Award and a Queen's Medal for exceptional contributions to Canada. Additionally, he has been admitted to four university degrees including a graduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Michael's photography and writing have appeared widely in such publications as The Village Voice, F-Stop, HuffPost, Black and White, Popular Photography, Fotografia Italia, Vogue, VICE, Digital Camera World, Eyeshot, Leica Camera, British Journal of Photography, and the legendary Evergreen Review, among many others. Also, Will Cordeiro writes comprehensively about Michael's photography in DIAGRAM Magazine.

In 2018-19, Michael worked on numerous projects including a book publishing project with actor Martin Sheen, as well as appearing in the film, Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable.

Michael currently works as a freelance photo writer for several print-based magazines including Canada's leading national photography magazine, Photo Life. His articles are also routinely translated into French and published in Photo Solution Magazine.

Michael Ernest Sweet's images transform ordinary reality into the unforgettable."
Roger Ballen
Michael, I thought my colours were bright, but now I know I am quite muted!"
Martin Parr
Michael Ernest Sweet's photos are not sweet at all - they are rich and investigative, with a unique voice that speaks of presence, mystery, and selectivity - a highly personal vision."
Jay Maisel
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