Michael Nguyen

Country: Germany 🇩🇪

Michael Nguyen is a photo artist and documentary photographer who moves away from the mainstream, at the same time blurs genres. In addition to his artistic work, he is editor-in-chief of TAGREE, the Online Magazine for Photography and Art.

“Everywhere I go, my eyes and senses are in motion. With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. Most of the time, I focus on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, I give them new perspectives, a new soul. I do not consider myself a photographer, but a photo artist or photo poet.

"Our head is round so that thinking can change direction", a sentence by the writer and artist Francis Picabia, who inspired me as a young man interested in art and the art scene. Art broadened my perspectives and saved my soul.

In the 1980s and 1990s I was a journalist, artist, poet, photographer, cultural organizer and bookseller. After almost two decades, I found my way back to art in the dark times of my life in early 2018. Yes, once again art has saved my soul.

I have been living in Munich since 2007 and have dedicated myself entirely to art again since 2018.”

AWARDS


11.12.2020: BIFA Budapest International Foto Awards 2020 - "Antimatter” was awarded with Gold in Fine Art, Category Special Effects. "In the darkest hours" was awarded with Honorable Mention in Fine Art, Category Landscape."Stay at home" was awarded with Honorable Mention in Fine Art, Other.
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22.11.2020: ND Neutral Density Awards 2020 - “Antimatter” was awarded with Honorable Mention in Fine Art, Category Photomanipulation. The series “Frames, Part 2” was awarded with Honorable Mention in Special, Category Open Theme. The series “Silence” was awarded with Honorable Mention in Special, Open Theme. The series “On the streets of Solitude”was awarded with Honorable Mention in Editorial, Daily life.
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26.10.2020: IPA - International Photography Awards 2020 USA / Los Angeles: Three artworks and photographs (“Antimatter”, “Stay at home”, “The day before”, and three series: “Frames”, series “In unknown worlds of the subconscious” and the series “The world and everyone we haven’t known”) have been awarded with eight Honorable Mentions.
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08.09.2020: PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020: "Silver" in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced for "Lockdown"
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2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: The artwork “In the darkest hours” has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Nature/Trees
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2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: The series “In unknown worlds of the subconscious” has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Fine Art – Special Effects
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2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: Three artworks have been awarded MIFA – Honorable Mention 2020 1: “You never walk alone” in Category: Fine Art – Collage 2: “Antimatter” in Category: Fine Art – Collage 3: “Stay at home” in Category: Fine Art – Special Effects
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27.5.2020: Four works “Corona-App”, „Antimatter”, “An uncertain future“ and “Outrun yesterday” have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the IPA – International Photography Awards One Shot / Movement Photo Contest
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For two works Honorable Mentions Award from Monovisions Awards 2019 “Man at the end of the corridor” & “From Darkness to Light….”
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One work was awarded a prize: BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2019 Winner: Bronze: Category: Fine Art Special Effects Professional BIFA 2019 “From Darkness to Light….”
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Award Fresh19 Bronze Reportage / London. The winning entries are from the album “The World and Everyone We Haven´t Known”. This is a recognition for Michael’s work of portraying human conditions in a very human and touching way.
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Award Fresh19 / London Carbon. Category Portraiture. “There are still shadows in and around me after the war in Afghanistan, but the warming lights of loved ones on my skin give hope….”