Michael Nguyen has been living in Munich since 2007 and has dedicated himself entirely to art again since 2018. He is an artist, not a photographer but more a photographic poet or something he himself could not define. He moves away from the mainstream, at the same time blurs genres. Most of the time, he focuses on small, ordinary things but through the subjective lens, give them new perspectives, a new soul. Michael Nguyen's photography is the art of showing more than you can see. Making visible - worshipping the invisible, he walks with the third eye of a wanderer through the visual adventure of life. In addition to his artistic activities, Michael Nguyen is in Editor-in-chief of the online magazine for photography and art: Tagree. www.tagree.de
Our head is round so that thinking can change direction - „a sentence by the writer and artist Francis Picabia, who inspired me as a young man interested in art and the art scene. Art broadened my perspectives and saved my soul. In the 1980s and 1990s I was a journalist, poet, photographer, cultural organizer and bookseller. After almost two decades, I found my way back to art in the dark times of my life in early 2018. Yes, once again art has saved my soul. Everywhere I go, my eyes and senses are in motion. With my camera I capture little things that we often don't notice in everyday life. I like to observe people and photograph them in everyday situations.“
08.09.2020: 11 awards at the PX3 DE LA Photographie Paris 2020: 1) “Silver” in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced for “Lockdown” 2) & 3) two “Honorable Mention” for the photojournalistic documentary series “On the Streets of Solitude” in the category “Press/Feature Story” and in the category “Fine Art/Other“ 4) “Honorable Mention” Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced for “The Day Before” 5) “Honorable Mention” Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced for “The Lost Heart” 6) “Honorable Mention” Special / Smartphone Photography for the series “By the Lake, in the Forest and in the Meadow” 7) “Honorable Mention” Fine Art / Collage for “You never walk Alone” 8) “Honorable Mention” in Special / Special Effects for “Corona-App” 9) “Honorable Mention” in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced for “Moonwalk” 10) “Bronze” in Special / Others Special for “Antimatter” 11) “Honorable Mention” in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced also for “Antimatter”
26.7.2020: MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020: The photograph “Corona-APP” has been granted with Honorable Mention in Category Abstract. The photograph “Tired Hero” has been granted with Honorable Mention in Category People
15.6.2020: Siena Creatve Photo Awards 2020: „In the darkest hours“ has been awarded: Commended in Category Nature & Landscape.
2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: „In the darkest hours“ has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Nature/Trees
2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: The series "In unknown worlds of the subconscious" has been awarded MIFA Bronze 2020 in Category: Fine Art - Special Effects
2.6.2020: MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards: Three works have been awarded MIFA - Honorable Mention 2020 1: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE in Category: Fine Art - Collage 2: ANTIMATTER in Category: Fine Art - Collage 3: STAY AT HOME in Category: Fine Art - Special Effects
27.5.2020: Four works "Corona-App", „Antimatter", "An uncertain future“ and "Outrun yesterday" have been awarded an Honorable Mention in the IPA - International Photography Awards One Shot / Movement Photo Contest
2019: For two works Honorable Mentions Award from Monovisions Awards 2019 "Man at the end of the corridor" & "From Darkness to Light...."
2019: One work was awarded a prize: BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2019 Winner: Bronze: Category: Fine Art Special Effects Professional BIFA 2019 "From Darkness to Light...."
2019: Award Fresh19 Bronze Reportage / London. My winning entries are from the album "The World and Everyone We Haven´t Known". This is a recognition for Michael's work of portraying human conditions in a very human and touching way.
2019: Award Fresh19 / London Carbon. Category Portraiture. "There are still shadows in and around me after the war in Afghanistan, but the warming lights of loved ones on my skin give hope...."