Michele Asselin

Michele Asselin’s photographs explore the impact of social constructs on human experience. She draws on editorial techniques to examine how people and places come to reflect the systems of which they are a part.

Early in her career, she worked for the Associated Press in the Middle East while living in Jerusalem. Back in the U.S., she worked as an editorial photographer, creating memorable portraits of the people of our time. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, TIME Magazine, Esquire, FORTUNE, and New York Magazine.

Asselin has been an artist-in-residence for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and has collaborated on projects with the social organizations Street to Home in New York City and The Institute for Facial Paralysis in Los Angeles.

In 2017 Asselin’s work was included in the Orange County Museum of Art Pacific Triennial: Building As Ever. Since then, she has completed public art commissions in Los Angeles for LA Metro and in Washington D.C. for 4th Wall’s COORDINATES project.

A new body of Asselin’s work will be featured in a solo show at there-there in April 2019.

Michele Asselin lives and works in Los Angeles.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Michele Asselin

Clubhouse Turn

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

The series Clubhouse Turn (2013-2016) is the final documentation of the historic landmark of a quickly vanishing Los Angeles—Hollywood Park-and its community, before its demolition.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Michele Asselin

Apr 282019

Inspired Live at Photoville LA

Inspired Live provides a platform for a unique group of cross-disciplined artists and industry professionals to reveal their sources of inspiration.

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