figurative photography
environmental photography

Michael has travelled the world in the last twenty-plus years, living and teaching university art classes in Italy for more than four years, Greece for two, and now in France for nine years after having taught for a number of years in the U.S. Michael's pesonal work spans a wide range of subjects and investigates innumerable aspects of photo history (from the oldest photo processes to the most recent digital innovations). While fascinated by various photographic and printmaking techniques, the goal has never been to simply master the techniques but rather to use them to make statements about the world we live in.

Michael's photography work is represented in Paris by Galerie Duboys.

For those interested in learning more about the techniques Michael uses, workshops and classes are offered in English and in French covering traditional as well as digital approaches to photography.

Atelier Atlantic Photo Tours and Workshops

The Photo Academy

Current Exhibition:

Future Perfect
at Bronx Art Space
305 E. 140th St.
Bronx, NY
January 3-February 3, 2018
Artist's Reception: January 31, 6-9 p.m.

See Press Release for Future Perfect Exhibit (in English)

from Earthbound series

Appointment in Samarra Press Release (in English) (2015)
Dossier de Presse Appointment in Samarra (en français)

Selected Best Gallery Exhibition in Paris in 2012

Michael McCarthy's Human Form exhibition held at Galerie Duboys along with Fréderique Chauveaux (video installation artist) was selected as Best Gallery Exhibition in 2012 by Marc Lenot, writer of Lunettes Rouges blog affiliated with Le Monde newspaper in Paris. Read the original review of the exhibition (in French).


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