In the media

EI Photobook Award Finalist

‘Songs in a strange land’ is one of the finalist of Photobook Award 2023! 

Solo exhibition Mino Art Space Antwerp

First international solo exhibition in Antwerp. Where The Untangled Tales Chapter one and two for the first time are showed together. 

Article GVA

Trigger Fomu - Article

Article 'Photographing in the Darkness' written by Erica de Greef.

‘Earthlings’ by Fotodok, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris

Earthlings is an exhibition in which FOTODOK, in collaboration with curator Jenny Smets, shows a selection of work by graduated artists  from photography departments of Dutch art academies.

Solo exhibition ROOF-A

First solo exhibition 'The Untangled Tales' in ROOF-A Gallery 

2nd prize - Zilveren Camera - Price for Storytelling

I ended on the second place for the Prize for Storytelling. I am grateful to be in this top three! So exciting and happy that the tales are heard!

A small quote from the jury rapport: “The stylized form and content are beautifully brought together and transcends clichés. Because of the fairytale atmosphere and the dark and mysterious images, Michelle displays her own conceptualized visual language in which there is a balance between text and image.” 

PF Magazine March 2021 #1

A portfolio story about The untangled tales in in relation to the Zilveren camera prize for storytelling

Urbanautica Institute Awards

The untangled tales is one of the 30 winners of the annual Urbanautica Institute Awards!

World Press Photo | PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month

A visualization of the secret stories of the Anansi in Suriname; an exploration of conflict and the River Magdalena in Colombia; a documentation of the impact of rapid-growth along the foot of the Great Wall of China; and a new take on the history of photography: discover the photo books selected this month by PhotoQ Bookshop’s manager Edie Peters.

Eddie Peters, PhotoQ Bookshop’s manager, says: “The book is actually a folder with fold-outs: beautiful photos of objects, plants, handshakes on the outside, and written stories on the inside. Great collaboration of photographer and designer Sybren Kuiper.”

Shortlisted for Kassel Dummy Award 2020

The book ‘The untangled tales’ got shortlisted for Kassel Dummy Award 2020. This means that the selected books will have an exhibition tour, going to photo festivals at around the world in Croatia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ireland, Cambodia, Singapore, Australia, Romania and many more! 


One artwork of 'The untangled tales' was exhibited at Heden Galerie


Selected for the shortlist 'The Lenscratch Top 25 to Watch'

Live Talk Melkweg 

Live Talk about unheard stories at De 50 jaar Melkweg Marathon 

Special mention call 'Blurring the lines' 2020 

Nominated for the longlist + Special mention

Shutter hub Yearbook 2020

Shortlisted for online group exhibition from 9 July till 9 September


Group exhibition from 1 - 12 July

Interview Fotolab Kiekie

Interview on graduation during Corona times

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