Michael Trueblood is a freelance photographer living in New York City. He studied painting and printmaking at The University of Tulsa and Ohio University before moving to New York. He has worked as an educator, teaching Photoshop at Long Island University - Brooklyn from 1997 until 2014. He also works as a post-production artist and digital printer for other photographers. In the 1990s, Michael started focusing on photo-based art and has shown in several exhibitions. One of his photographs from 911 was published in the book Here Is New York, and the archive from this book has been exhibited in both the United States and Europe. One of his images was selected for the 2016 Lensculture Street Photography Awards Top 100. Three of his images were also Chosen for American Photography 30 and are part of the AP 2013 Web Archive. His later work is informed by street photography, photojournalism, and fine art photography. He has photographed in Paris, Istanbul, Jerusalem, The West Bank, Mexico, and several locations in The United States. He is currently working on several projects including a series of booklets of New York street photography.

 

Publications

Everyday Encounters, Self-Published, 2018

Here Is New York: A Democracy of Photographs, Edited by Gilles Peress, Michael Shulan, Charles Traub, and Alice Rose George, (Scalo, 2002).

Honors

Top 100 - 2016 Lensculture Street Photography Awards

Chosen for American Photography 30 - included in the 2013 AP Web Archive.

Exhibitions

2017
EVERYDAY UTOPIAS, Baltimore, Maryland, Group Exhibition, Curated by Sheena Morrison

2013-2014
GROUP EXHIBITION with ABBAS from Workshop at MAGNUM PARIS, Institut des Cultures d’Islam, ICI Goutte D’or, Paris, France

2007-2008        
HERE IS NEW YORK, Remembering 9/11, New York Historical Society, New York

2007
SNAP TO GRID, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles

2004
FACULTY EXHIBITION, Selena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2001-2002
HERE IS NEW YORK - A DEMOCRACY OF PHOTOGRAPHS, Prints from the archive were exhibited in several cities around the US and Europe including New York, Washington, Chicago, London, Berlin, and Paris

1998
OHIO INK - Group Exhibition, The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio

1989
GROUP EXHIBITION, Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1986
GROUP EXHIBITION, Association of Williamsburg Artists, Brooklyn, NY

1984
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION, Siegfred Gallery, Athens, Ohio

1983
GROUP EXHIBITION, Siegfred Gallery, Athens, Ohio

1979
MIDWESTERN PRINT SHOW, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1978
GROUP EXHIBITION, Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1977
GROUP EXHIBITION, Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Workshops

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

David Alan Harvey, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Abbas, Magnum Paris, 2013

Education

MFA Printmaking, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

MA Film Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

BFA Painting, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma