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Michael Grieve is a British photographer dividing his time between Berlin and Athens. His photography explores the impossible space between the inner and outer experience of human connection. These documentary fictions, where sensibility defines meaning, chronicle the journey of lived and unknown experience, bringing fragmented images together as narratives. Using light to find meaning.

Studied a BA in Film, Video & Photographic Arts at the Polytechnic of Central London and in 1997 graduated from the Photographic Studies MA at the University of Westminster.

Proceeded to work on commissions for diverse publications worldwide as a photojournalist and portrait photographer.

For five years the deputy editor for 1000 Words contemporary photography magazine.

Was a senior lecturer of photography at Nottingham Trent University teaching theory and practice, and a lecturer at the Akademia Fotografii in Warsaw and Krakow. Was a lecturer, teaching Documentary and the history of photography at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule in Berlin. Teaches workshops on a regular basis.

On the steering committee for The International Interdisciplinary Institute (The Triple-I) in Rome.

Regularly contributes as a writer and photographer for the British Journal of Photography.

Founder and director of Berlin Foto Kiez International Photography Workshops between 2016-19

Founder and director of Art Foto Mode International Photography Workshops

Currently a lecturer at Ostkreuzschule in Berlin

The Foriegner [sic] solo show, Float Gallery, Athens, Greece, April/May 2018
The Foriegner [sic] Aff Galerie, Berlin, Germany, June 2017
Termini The International Interdisciplinary Institute, Rome, Italy, May 2017
The Foriegner [sic] Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Surface Labyrinth, Berlin, Germany, June 2016
Umbilical (in the process of becoming). Tate Modern, Offprint, Éditions Lutanie, curated by Guy Gormley, London, UK May 2015
The Foriegner [sic]. Big Deal No5, Frieze, London, UK, October 2013
Blue of Night. Daniel Blau Gallery, Haunting the Chapel: Photography and Dissolution, Group Show, London, UK, September 2011
The Foriegner [sic]. Oblong Gallery, Photography Show with JH Engström, London, UK, 2011
No Love Lost. Melon Rouge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2010
No Love Lost. Festiwal Fotodokumentu, Proznan, Poland, 2010
Blue of Night. Guiden, London, UK, 2010
No Love Lost. Oblong Gallery, Miniscule, London, UK, 2010
No Love Lost. Noorderlicht Festival, Human Conditions, Lost, Holland, 2009
No Love Lost. Host Gallery, Group Show, London, UK, 2009
No Love Lost. Steidlville, London, UK, 2008
No Love Lost. Rencontres d’Arles, Nuit de l’Année, France, 2008
No Love Lost. London Stories, Shoreditch Town Hall, UK, 2006
Siege. University of Westminster MA, UK, 1997

Magenta Magazine, The Foriegner [sic], 2015
Blow Photo Magazine, No Love Lost, 2012
Baron, the Erotic Paperback Magazine, No Love Lost, 2012
Incensce Magazine, Best of British issue, 2010
British Journal of Photography, Blue of Night, by Diane Smyth, 2010
Vice Magazine, interview and portfolio of No Love Love, 2009
British Journal of Photography, No Love Lost, interview by Aaron Schuman, 2009
Independent Magazine, Best Photographer of 2009