Michelle Sank

Job title
Senior Lecturer, Photography
Email
michelle.sank@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 213708 Ext: 3708

Michelle Sank was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She left there in 1978 and has been living in England since 1987. Her images reflect a preoccupation with the human condition and to this end can be viewed as social documentary. Her work encompasses issues around social and cultural diversity.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2001
MA Photography
De Montfort University
1978
BA Fine Art
UCT, Cape Town, South Africa

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2013

Gomma magazine and books: first prize for SUTURE, a book to accompany her recent project 'In My Skin' (published by Gomma).

2012

UNICEF Honourable Mention

2012

Prize winner Single Image Lens International Exposure Awards

2010

Nominee: Black and White Spider Awards

2010

Arts Council England Award

2010

Singe Image Winner, International Photographic Award, British Journal of Photography

2009

IPA New York, Shortlisted

2009

Honorable Mention, Lucie Awards

2009

Honorable Mention, Lens Culture Photo Competition

2008

Discoveries, Fotofest

2007

Winner of Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London

2006

Arts Council England Visual Arts Award

2006

European Award for Women Photographers: Shortlisted

2004

Arts Council England Visual Arts Award

2004

European Award for Women Photographers: Shortlisted

2002

Arts Council England Visual Arts Award

2002

European Award for Women Photographers: Shortlisted

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Portrait photography, street work, social documentary

Research centre and group affiliations

BlackBox

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Book Chapter

Sank, Michelle (2016) Oltre l"Immagine Inconscio e Fotografica. In: Oltre l"Immagine Inconscio e Fotografica. Postcart, Italy. ISBN 978-88-98391-51-6 Item not available from this repository.

Book

Sank, Michelle (2011) The Submerged. Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-9053307434

Exhibition

Sank, Michelle (2016) "Lovely Young". [Exhibition] Item not available from this repository.

Sank, Michelle (2016) Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016 3rd Prize Winner. [Exhibition] Item not available from this repository.

Sank, Michelle (2015) Touchline. [Exhibition] Item not available from this repository.

Sank, Michelle (2014) Insulae. [Exhibition] Item not available from this repository.

Sank, Michelle (2014) The Submerged. [Exhibition] Item not available from this repository.

Sank, Michelle (2013) "in my skin". [Exhibition]

Sank, Michelle (2012) The Adorned. [Exhibition]

Sank, Michelle (2011) Into the Arms of Babes. [Exhibition]

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Photography

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Photography

Professional engagement