Bio
Bio

Mike Schmidt is a military veteran from Brooklyn, NY with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts, NY. Mike attended the Eddie Adams Workshop for its 25th anniversary. Since then his work on the Staten Island Ferry debuted with an interview and publication on CNN. He has been recognized by PDN as a photo annual winner several years in a row and has been awarded as the Sony emerging Photographer of the Year in 2013.

 

Education:

School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, NYC, Bachelor's in Fine Arts. Class of 2014

Study Abroad: Digital Photography - Discover the light of Provence France. 2011

Study Abroad: Surf Action photography, Rincon, Puerto Rico. 2012

Study Abroad: Digital Photography - Shanghai, China. 2012

Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm): Class of XXV, 2012


Solo Exhibitions:

Kentuck Museum, March 3rd, 2011

Uncanny Moments, SVA Gallery NYC, March, 2012

Group Exhibitions:

The New York Historical Society - August 2011 and Permanent collection

Kiernan Gallery - November ,2011

United Photo Industries - Its a thin line between love and hate. Feb 2012

MPLS Photo Center - The Portrait: Up close and personal. June-Aug 2012

Declassified - A portrait of the artist as a young veteran. SVA Gallery NYC October 2012

Stop the cloud, I want to get off - 1650 Gallery, Los Angelas, CA. Jan 27th, 2013


Awards:

Times Square photography contest, 2nd place winner April 2011

Photographer's Forum Magazine, Honorable Mention, Nikon sponsored Summer 2011 Issue

Photographer's Forum Magazine, Best of Photography 2011, Sigma sponsored Finalist

Digital Photo Magazine, Art of Expression photo contest 2011, Sony sponsored 2nd place

3RDWARD Summer Open Call, All types of artists. Top 50 Winner, Worldwide Exposure, 2011

PDN Online, Objects of Desire, Honorable Mention August, 2011

TerraBella Media "What happens at night" contest, 1st place winner, October 2011

PDN Photo Annual winner, 2012

PDN Online, Best of photography, Honorable Mention, March 2012

TerraBella Media "The Human Hand" contest, 1st place winner, January 2012

Black and White Spider Awards - Nominee in People, June 2012

Shoot The Face portrait contest, 1st place, August 2012

Worldwide Photography Gala Award winner juried by Steve McCurry 2012

PDN EDU Student Photo Contest, 2nd place Photojournalism, Spring 2013

PDN Photo Annual Winner, 2013

Sony emerging photographer of the year, 2013


Published work:

National Geographic, Mandarin Ducks. Feb 2010

Getty Images, Numerous Images

Best of college photography hardcover book, 2011

The Washington Post, April 9th 2011

Photographer's Forum Magazine, 2 page portfolio spread Fall 2011 Issue

New York Historical Society, Permanent collection June 2011

Best of Photography 2011, Hardcover Book, 2011

Popular Photography Magazine Best Photo June 2011

PDN Magazine, November issue 2011

One Life photography book, December 2011

Popular Photography, Photo of the day (8 occasions)

Kiernan, Street Stories catalogue book and online gallery, November 2011

SVA Study abroad in France, poster and web advertisements, Febuary 2012

The Visual Arts Journal, School of Visual Arts, March 2012

PDN Edu Magazine: emerging photographer, March 2012

7Mares Surf Magazine, March 2012

PDN Photo Annual 2012 Winner, Magazine, Online gallery May 2012

Blur Magazine - Issue 27. 2012

Exposure hard cover art book 2012 edition

The Photo Brigade - Staten Island Ferry, Jan 2013

CNN - People watching on the Staten Island Ferry, Feb 21, 2013

PetaPixel - Staten Island Ferry, March 22, 2013