Michael Donnor

  • Michael Donnor began his career as a teaching assistant and coordinator for The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He then consulted photographers in the U.S. and Mexico helping to cultivate and hone their creativity and develop audiences. He has widely exhibit his artwork; six of them solo-exhibitions. Most recently, a Solo Exhibition in Boston for his thesis portfolio, Notes on a Paper Universe. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Houston, Tampico, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Richmond, among others. He won 2nd place at Photo NOLA in 2009 and in 2014 he completed his MFA in Photography from The College of Art and Design at Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts.

    He has mentored under artists such as Luis Gonzalez Palma, Keith Carter, Christopher James, and Dan Estabroook, along with independent curator Susan Bright. Currently he is an adjunct professor of photography at Mount Ida College in Boston and at Lesley University in Cambridge.

    His images continue to explore the construction of his visual reality created by my limited visual perceptions. The photographic medium informs this search as a tool to reveal that both, the realities constructed and the truths the camera is perceived to capture are relative and not absolute. His Thesis is titled: “Notes on a Paper Universe” First Reader: MFA, Christopher James. Second Reader: MFA, Dan Estabrook.

    His work is represented in Boston by Panopticon Gallery; Houston, by Catherine Couturier Gallery; and Santa Fe, by Soulcatcher Studio.