Michael Nguyen

Photographer | Artist
  
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Nationality: German
Biography: Most of the time, Michael Nguyen focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, he give them new perspectives, a new soul. “With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I also... MORE
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All About Photo: Exclusive Interview with Michael Nguyen
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Aug 4, 2022

Michael Nguyen is a street and documentary photographer living near Munich, Germany. He is also the co-founder of Tagree Magazine. We asked him a few questions about his life and work:

All About Photo: What is your background?
I do not have any formal educational background in photography. Medical nursing was my vocation. While working in the intensive care unit and the emergency room, I was confronted with great suffering and death. This certainly had an impact on my photographic work. Many of my photos, as one can see, are melancholic and sometimes a little bit dark.

All About Photo: How did your personal journey with art start and photography in particular?
I found my way to photography when I was a journalist for art and culture. One of my main subjects was "Greece", and there was a lot to do with photography. Then, in close cooperation with Dr. Matthias Harder (now Director of the Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin), we laid the foundation for understanding the photographs of Herbert List and Walter Hege. Learning from these experiences, I started to make art myself first as a writer and collage artist, and in 1988, I bought my first camera and started taking pictures. For some personal reasons, I withdrew from art for many years.

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