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Mar 10, 2016
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Jul 20, 2006

About Me

Michelle Kawka is an award winning and internationally exhibited professional photographer. She uses a distinctively bold, graphic and emotional style to create striking images for clients. Her attention to detail has brought success to a diverse list of clients, from individuals wanting distinctive portraits or attention getting headshots, hosts of social or professional events, creatives needing quality images for their projects, or couples wanting to preserve the most important day of their lives.

Michelle’s work has appeared in publications such as Business Week and Surface Magazine and has photographed for companies such as Scholastic, NexCare First Aid Products, Post It Notes and Oscartielle Refrigeration.

In addition to her commercial work, she pursues artistic projects. Most recently, the gallery Deep Tanks Studio selected one of Michelle’s works out of 1,500 submissions for an online exhibition for Curate NYC, a juried exhibition that exists to heighten exposure and opportunities for New York City visual artists. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art, the City Hall of the 9th Arrondissement, Paris France & The Langston Hughes Cultural Center & Library.
In 2009, her project This Is Our Queens, was named one of the best of 2009 by the American Society of Media Photographers.

As Vice President of the American Society of Media Photographers New York Chapter, a professional organization for photographers, Michelle has facilitated educational events. She introduced the Sandler Sales Program to ASMP NY, which guides photographers through all aspects of the sales process, the first program of its kind to be brought to the photo industry by a professional organization.

She was named a Rising Star of 2012 by the Queens Courier newspaper, an award given to young professionals under 40 who display exemplary business skills and service to the community.

Michelle is a graduate of Wesleyan University. She discovered her love of photography while studying in Padova, Italy. She continued her study of photography at the New England School of Photography in Boston and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City

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Wella Hair Color
Proctor & Gamble
Nexcare First Aid Products
Post It Notes
Oscartielle Refrigeration
Likeable Media
Michael Aram
LaForce + Stevens Public Relations
Vipp Trash Bins
Kangaroos Shoes
Ellesse Shoes
Association of Junior Leagues International
B’nai Brith Youth Organization
Dempsey & Carroll Stationary
Elite Sinks
Queens Chamber of Commerce
Great Brooklyn Health Coalition
New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.
Eric Ulrich for New York State Senate
New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich
Eric Ulrich for New York City Council
Brelli – the World’s First Biodegradable Umbrella
Intercoiffure US/Canada
The Queens Courier Newspaper
Queens Long Island Medical Group
Vyna St. Phard Interior Design
Christine Baumann Interiors
Guyanese American Business & Professional Council