Bio

Mickaël Szymanski is a French hobbyist photographer. He is based in Santiago, Chile. After mechanical engineering studies, he has worked for 17 years for fortune 500 companies in different management positions. He started studying photography at Glassell school of Art, Rice University and Houston Center for photography in 2014 but also learned a lot as self educated photographer. Since 2015, he is exploring story telling through travel photography, photojournalism and various personal artistic projects. He has participated to group exhibitions, photo contests and photography festivals.

Exhibitions

2016      Sony World Photography Awards. Somerset house, London, UK
               An imaginary Line  - Group exhibition - Talento Bilingue of Houston, TX
               Glasscock School’s third annual exhibit of student artwork, held in conjunction with the Fotofest biennal 2016 - Houston, TX

2015       Beyond appearances - Group exhibition - Talento Bilingue of Houston, TX
               Talents de Houston accueil - Group exhibition - Houston, TX
               Glasscock School’s second annual exhibit of student artwork - Houston, TX

Selections/awards

2017       AFCA-MAE photo contest "Evocation de l'enfance" - Winner

2016      Sony World Photography Awards. ­Enhanced category, Short listed (Best 10) open competition.
              Sony World Photography Awards. National competition : 2nd place France.
              Various pictures selected as favorite by National Geographics Editors on "Your shot" community.
              AFCA-MAE photo contest "Etalages et autres marches" - Winner - France

2015      AFCA-MAE photo contest "Around water" - Winner - France

2014    AFCA- MAE photo contest "the soul of cities" - Best 10 - France
            June 2014 - My first "full frame" camera

Publications, Press

2017     Santiaguito - 2017
2016     http://www.fisheyemagazine.fr/2016/02/23/swpa-2016-les-francais-en-competition/
            http://art-sheep.com/2016-sony-world-photography-awards-the-best-photos-of-the-year/
             Houston Press - Artshound.com - 2016 - An imaginary line group exhibition.
2015     Les carnets de l'AFCA
2014     Journal Houston Accueil