Michael Ernest Sweet
Photographer and Writer in New York, NY
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.
Much of Michael's photography is centered around New York City and the beaches at Coney Island. He is known for photographing "fragments" of people, which are often very close and oddly composed. This signature look, combined with his unique subject matter, has made his photography instantly recognizable as his own.
Michael holds both a Canadian Prime Minister's Award and a Queen's Medal for exceptional contributions to Canada.
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, Digital Camera, Eyeshot, Leica Camera, and the legendary Evergreen Review, among others.
Michael currently works as a freelance photo writer for several print-based magazines including Canada's national photography magazine, Photo Life.