Michael Schwan was born in 1988 and is today 30 years old. Growing up in Saarbrücken, he discovered the fascination of photography early on. But when he came to the limited possibilities of his small camera at the age of just 18, he quickly needed something more professional. Parallel to his style finding, he took his engineering studies in the field of materials science in Freiberg near Dresden, where he quickly became the first point of contact for academic-photographic projects. For this one he makes for example a book about the Museum pieces of the university. What began as a creative balance to otherwise very rational materials research quickly became an indispensable passion.
Today, Michael Schwan specializes in landscapes photography and abandoned places. He takes part in national as well as international photo contests and shows his pictures in exhibitions.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2018, Photo/Foto Magazine, Munich, Germany
2018, Aesthetica Magazine, York, UK 
2018, Der Reiz der Landschaft, Calvendo Verlag 
2018, Die Schönheit des Verfalls, Calvendo Verlag
2017, Light Art Academy, India 
2015, Bergakademische Schätze, Chemnitzer Verlag und Druck

EXHIBITIONS
Sep 2018 - Top 100 Photography Award by Picanova @ Photokina, Köln, Germany
Sep 2018 - Fujifilm @ Photokina, Köln, Germany
May 2018 - Gallery Nugloss, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
April 2018 - Trierenberg Super Circuit, Austria
March 2014 - community exhibition @ Café ankh, Chemnitz, Germany
December 2013 - community exhibition @ TU-Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

Award
2018 - PhotograVphy Grant, Finalist
2018 - Top 100 Photography Award @ Picanova, Finalist
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