Michele Palazzo
I'm Italian by blood, Architect by training, and Photographer by heart. A visual storyteller, weaving narratives through people’s movements and emotions.

I live and operate in New York City.

My photographs of architecture and life in the city have gained great acclaim, especially a recent series taken during the Winter Storm Jonas in winter 2016. 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 New York such a unique place.

My photos are tied to the people and their environment, their movements and emotions, I'm interested in 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 New York City.

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Instagram: streetfauna
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Member of: 
APA & Royal Photographic Society

Dove Comincia il Mondo - Il Fotografo n.302 - 2018

Below Zero - Adventures in the cold by Gestalten

Fabrik Magazine #36 - 2017

National Geographic Magazine - December 2016 - Italy

Polka Magazine #33 - 2016 - France

FotoMAGAZIN #4 - April 2016 - Germany

Digital photographer Magazine - UK

F The Art World International Art Competition - Fine Art and Mixed Media Winner 2019

International Color Award: 3rd Place - Honor of Distinction in Nature

PDN Exposure Award 2018 - A Day in Soweto

OFF THE CLOCK 2018: APA Los Angeles

1x International Photo Awards 2016 - Architecture Judge Choice

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

TIFA 2016 - Tokyo International Foto Awards - Second Price in Architecture / Cityscapes

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

F The Art World International Art Competition and Exhibition at Unarthodox Art Gallery - Chelsea - New York - Fine Art and Mixed Media Winner 2019

Mostra fotografica da Instagram - Museo Casa del Giorgione, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy - February 19th - February 24th, 2019

SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 - Art Basel Miami - December 5th - December 9th, 2018

THE INSTAGRAM PHOTO EXHIBITION: Roberto Ferruzzi Gallery - Venezia, Italy - September 7 - 16, 2018

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE: GAA Foundation - Biennale Architettura 2018 - 16th International Architecture Exhibition  - Palazzo Mora - Venezia - May 26 - November 25, 2018

OFF THE CLOCK 2018: APA Los Angeles - April 21 - May 12, 2018

FRAGILE: Collective exhibition Open Call for AD Gallery in Florence, Italy  23-25 February, 2018

DOVE COMINCIA IL MONDO: Solo Exhibition @Still Gallery, Milan, Italy. November 29th 2017 to January 12th 2018. Curated by Denis Curti and Maria Vittoria Baravelli

Clio Art Fair October 19-22, 2017: Limited Edition Flatiron Building in the Snowstorm and Mixed media collaboration with Artist Giorgio Casu

Marco Gallotta "Hybrid Theory" October 6-28, 2017: Mixed media collaboration with my photo of Matera

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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