Michelle is a photographer whose practice is centred around exploring concepts of image, identity and representation, whilst disrupting conventional notions of perfection and imperfection. Michelle’s work is rooted in truth, which can be evidenced through her street photography, portraiture and documentary work. Michelle has taken an ethnographic approach in making work, in order to give a voice to the marginalised.
This body of work was created by fusing modern digital technology with traditional camera-less techniques. It is an investigation of the societal perceptions of Black women: as stereotypes, lacking, other; both unheard and unseen, and the impact that these destructive perceptions can have on the self. It was borne as a result of the performative responses from companies and institutions in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020.