Michelle is a renowned portrait, landscape, and wildlife photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than thirty years. She has traveled to all continents; however, she is particularly celebrated for her passion for Canada’s Arctic.
Michelle has been a photographer with Adventure Canada for ten years. She is a Canadian Nikon Ambassador and Canadian GeographicPhotographer-in-Residence. Michelle has exhibited her works internationally including a three-month solo exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature. She is a regular contributor to PhotoNewsmagazine and has been featured in numerous books and magazines including National Geographic, PhotoNews, Outdoor Photographer, Dreamscapes, and Canadian Geographic.
In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, her iconic image of Nunavut drum dancer Matthew Nuqingaq—taken on an Adventure Canada expedition—appears on a Royal Canadian Mint coin. Her photos are featured in a booklet of Canada Post stamps.
Michelle’s work extends beyond photography. In 2009, she founded Project North, a not-for-profit organization committed to delivering education and sport-based opportunities to youth in Canada’s Arctic. Since its inception, $1,000,000 in new sports equipment has been delivered to more than twenty-six Inuit communities.
Michelle has also published five books: Look Beyond…The Faces & Stories of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Dare to Dream… A Celebration of Canadian Women, Arctic Kaleidoscope…The People, Wildlife and Ever-Changing Landscape and her children’s book, Ben & Nuki Discover Polar Bears. Most recently, she produced a book with Canadian Geographiccalled Colouring Canada. She has won many awards and is an international fellow with the Explorer's Club in New York and a fellow with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
Michelle looks forward to traveling with Adventure Canada every year whether it is to Europe, Iceland, the Arctic, or Newfoundland.