Michael Swann

Statement

Michael Swann is a photographic artist based in Bristol. His work explores aspects of religious belief, mysticism and phenomenology and aims to understand how photography can be used to communicate such themes. Michael’s latest body of work, Noema (2018-20), follows the search for the Virgin Mary’s presence in two locations in which she has reportedly been seen, and has been shortlisted for the BUP Book Award and the ShowOFF exhibition at Krakow Photomonth 2020. Michael has recently been selected for the Futures Photography talent platform.

Achievements & Experience

Education:
MA Photography, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), 2020
BA(Hons) Photography, University College Falmouth, 2012

Awards & Selections:
2020 Futures Photography - Selected
2020 The BUP Book Awards - Shortlisted
2020 Krakow Photomonth ShowOff 2020 - Shortlisted
2020 Der Greif Guest Room curated by Ashleigh Kane (Art Editor at Dazed Digital) - Selected

Contact

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Featured Projects:

Noema

Noema investigates the aura of place and religious experience by searching for signs of the presence of the Virgin Mary in two locations where she has reportedly been seen; Garabandal (Spain) and Medjugorje (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Noema

Noema investigates the aura of place and religious experience by searching for signs of the presence of the Virgin Mary in two locations where she has reportedly been seen; Garabandal (Spain) and Medjugorje (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Noema

Noema investigates the aura of place and religious experience by searching for signs of the presence of the Virgin Mary in two locations where she has reportedly been seen; Garabandal (Spain) and Medjugorje (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Noema

Noema investigates the aura of place and religious experience by searching for signs of the presence of the Virgin Mary in two locations where she has reportedly been seen; Garabandal (Spain) and Medjugorje (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Noema

Noema investigates the aura of place and religious experience by searching for signs of the presence of the Virgin Mary in two locations where she has reportedly been seen; Garabandal (Spain) and Medjugorje (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Noema

Noema investigates the aura of place and religious experience by searching for signs of the presence of the Virgin Mary in two locations where she has reportedly been seen; Garabandal (Spain) and Medjugorje (Bosnia & Herzegovina).