1967 - Tel Aviv

Michael Ackerman

Michael Ackerman was born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. In 1974 he emigrated in New York. Between 1993 and 1997 he traveled often in India and the photos that he took there are the object of his firt book End Time City (Delpire, 1999), which obtneined the Nadar Award in 1999. From 1997 he became part of Agence VU’ and Galerie VU’ in Paris, which actually represents him. Since his first show in 1999 it has been clear that his approach to photography is innovative, radical and unique. Michael Ackerman seeks – and he finds- in the world he traverses, reflections of his personal uneasiness, doubts and anguish.

In 1998 he received the prestigious Infinity Award for Young Photographer of the International Center of Photography in New York. After this event he has exposed in a lot of cities both in Europe and in the USA. His photos are part of some important collections in the world. His last book Half Life was published in 2010 by Robert Delpire and it was his third work. In the last years Ackerman has taught workshops and masterclasses at ICP of New York, at Neue Schule Fur Fotografie in Berlin and in other schools and institutions in the world.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Watermark, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris

Watermark, Leica Galerie Milano
Watermark, Associazione cultirale officine, Roma

European Photo Festival, Busto Arsizio / Villa Marliani Cicogna a cura di Claudio Composti in collaboration with mc2gallery Milan

mc2gallery, Milan

Galerie VU’, Paris, France.
Centre Regional d’Art Contemporain, Sète. France.
Stimultania, Strasbourg, France.

Fotofestival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg, Germany.

Camelot Gallery, Krakow, Poland.
Van Der Grinten Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
FAS Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
Rencontres D’Arles, Arles, France.

Hermès Gallery, New York, USA.
Alchemia Gallery, Krakow, Poland.

Galerie VU’, Paris, France.
Kerrigan Cambell Art + Projects, New York, USA.
Alchemia, Krakow, Poland.

Pantherei Gallery, Munich, Germany.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia.
The Naarden Photography Biennal, Naarden, Netherlands.

Galerie VU’, Paris, France.

Scalo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
Argos Photography Festival, Vevey, Switzerland.
Foksal, Nyon, Switzerland.
Atelier De Visu Marseille, France.

Galerie VU’, Paris, France.
Margaret Bodell, New York, USA.
Chronique Nomades Honfleur, France.
Centre Atlantique de la Photographie, Brest, France.
Grazie Neri Gallery, Milan, Italy.

Zentrum Für Fotografie Berlin, Germany
Photography Festival ,Vigo, Spain
La Bibliothèque Centrale Elsa Triolet, Bobigny, France.
Margaret Bodell, New York, USA.

Margaret Bodell Gallery, New York, USA.
Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy.

Albany Center Galleries, Albany, USA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Darkside II. Photographic Power and Violence, Disease and Death Photographed, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Germany.
Djân, Galerie VU’, Paris, France.
« Tout l’univers… », Galerie VU’, Paris, France.

Uniques, Galerie VU’, Paris, France.

Positions, Attitudes, Actions, Social and Political Commitment in Photography, Foto Biënnale, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Elogio de la Pasion, PhotoEspana, circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.
Wonderland, Nooderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands.


SCAM Roger Pic Award, 2009.
Prix Nadar, End Time City, 1999.
Best Documentary of 1999, photo-eye, 1999.
Infinity Award, Young Photographer, International Center of Photography, 1998.