Michelle Johnsen

Artistic Discipline: Photography

Contact: https://www.lancasterphotocollective.com/

Age Groups for Residencies: Grade 5 to Senior Citizen

About the Artist: Michelle’s early work was in childcare and education, and her teaching weaves her love of nature, community and teaching. “Through the observation of the natural world and the different progression of seasons, photography and nature became inseparable to me. Photography was a way to learn pattern recognition and to learn about these tiny micro worlds; mushrooms, mycelium, tiny plants when they start to come up, learning why they are there and how to identify them.” Her residencies give students the contagious sense of play and curiosity she brings to her own creative practice, as well as her deep appreciation for people, community, nature, and place.