Michele Asselin / lives and works in Los Angeles, USA
Michele Asselin’s photographs explore the impact of the social and physical environment on human experience. She draws on editorial techniques to examine how people and places come to reflect the systems of which they are a part. Early in her career, she worked for the Associated Press in the Middle East while living in Jerusalem. Back in the US as an editorial photographer, she created memorable portraits of the people of our time. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Esquire, and New York Magazine. Asselin has been an artist-in-residence at the National Domestic Workers Alliance and collaborated on projects with social organizations such as Street to Home in New York City and The Institute For Facial Paralysis in Los Angeles. She has completed public art commissions in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and The City of Inglewood. Her first book, Clubhouse Turn, published by Angel City Press, was released February of 2020.