Michele Palazzo
Italian by blood, Architect by training, and Photographer by heart. Visual storyteller, weaving narratives through people’s movements and emotions.

He lives and operate in New York.

His photographs of architecture and life in the city have gained great acclaim, especially a recent series taken during Winter Storm Jonas. The rich, deserted winter cityscapes capture an enchanting side of New York City often obscured in modern times, and offer another glimpse of what makes the the city such a unique place.

“I like to watch people and travel with my imaginations in their lives. My photos are tied to people and their environment, their movements and emotions, I’m interested on those little quirks that connect us as humans. It’s that sort of mundane daily things I want to document, and slowly it became a daily routine for me. It makes the world a little closer, especially in NYC.”

EyeEm: streetfauna

APA Member


Fabrik Magazine #36 - 2017

National Geographic Magazine - December 2016 - Italy

Polka Magazine #33 - 2016 - France

FotoMAGAZIN #4 - April 2016 - Germany

Digital photographer Magazine - UK


Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 - Royal Photographic Society - 2nd Place

Better Photography Magazine, Photo of the Year 2017 - Gold Award

Second Place at The 2017 Washington Post Travel photo contest

On The Street Competition - 3th Place
Fabrik Magazine #36 - 2017

Honorable Mention and Book Publication “Urban & Human Empathy”, as part of Trieste Photo Days 2017.

PDN Photo Annual Awards 2017 - Personal Works

Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 - First Price - Category CITIES - ARCHITECTURE & SPACES

National Geographic Italia: First and Second Price - Category Luoghi e Paesaggi

i-Shot by Leica: Premium Photo Competition 2015 - First Price

i-Shot by Leica: Child Photo Competition 2015 n.6 - Mark of Excellence

i-Shot by Leica: City Competition 5 2015 - Mark of Excellence

i-Shot by Leica: Black and White Photo Competition 4 2015 - Mark of Excellence

International Photographer of the Year 2015 - First Place Category: Architecture: Cityscapes

Fine Arts Photography Awards: Cityscape 3rd Place Winner

MIFA (Moscow International Photo Award): First Place Professsional winner 2016, Category: Architecture-Buildings


Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: London from 4th August to 3rd September 2017 at 10 Stockwell Street at the University of Greenwich

Streetwise: May 25th, 2017 Juror: Bruce Gilden at Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT, USA

Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: Hull UK City of Culture. 18th May to 30th June 2017 at Princes Quay, Hull, England

Present but not involved: An Exhibition of Street Photography featuring the winners of Fabrik’s 2017 On The Street Photo Competition at Fathom Gallery, Los Angeles 4.29.2017

#UNSEEN Art Project by Giorgio Casu & Michele Palazzo
5.6.2016 / 136 Bowery Art Space, New York City

SUBTLE SHIFT Art Collective
6.18.2016 / Two Bridges Gallery Building, 35 East Broadway, New York



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