Michael Kirchoff straddles the worlds of both commercial and fine art photography. A commercial shooter for twenty-five years, it is his fine art work that has set him apart from others, with instant film and toy camera images fueling more than a few bodies of work.

His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographic artist continues with assistance in constructing ones vision, reviewing portfolios, and finding exhibition opportunities, which fill the gaps in time away from active shooting. In addition, Michael spent ten years (2006-2016) on the Board of the American Photographic Artists in Los Angeles, producing artist lectures, business, and inspirational events for the community. Currently, he is also an Editor at Blur Magazine, curating work for the international digital publication.

Michael’s fine art imagery has garnered recognition from the IPA Awards; the Prix de la Photographie in Paris; Photographers Forum; and Critical Mass. His photographs have been published in Black & White (U.S.); Black & White (U.K.); Seities; Esquire (Russia); New Statesman; Blur; Harpers; Adore Noir; Fraction; SHOTS; Diffusion Annual; and Lenscratch. Michael also continues to exhibit his prints internationally in both group and solo exhibitions, including an upcoming one-person exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2018.

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Past Festival exhibitions have been juried by Isa Leshko, Meg Birnbaum, Lee Kilpatrick, Aline Smithson, and Christopher James.