MICHAEL IS AN AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER AND FREQUENT CONTRIBUTOR TO THE NEW YORK TIMES AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE.
Michael (b. 1981 + www.michaelhansonphotography.com) is a travel + documentary photographer and National Geographic Expert instructor based in Hood River, Oregon. He was named PDN30 New & Emerging Photographers in 2013 and one of the World's Best Travel Photographers by American Photo. His images from the Omo Valley, Ethiopia were named Portraits of the Year and remain in the Sir Elton John Permanent Collection. Michael's Republic of Baseball series has been exhibited across the US as part of The Fence and received awards from the prestigious POYi and Communication Arts in 2017 in addition to awards from National Geographic, Banff, and Rangefinder. In 2013, along with David Hanson, completed the award-winning film, Who Owns Water. He's produced numerous documentaries, including Breaking Through Concrete, a coffee table book looking at the urban farming movement in America. In the fall of 2018, he will join NG Expeditions on a cruise through Patagonia as a National Geographic Expert. Michael spends 7-8 months a year on the road for clients across the world. When he's not traveling, he's often spending time on the rivers and mountains of the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Dani.