Freelance photographer with twenty five years of professional experience in photojournalism, commercial and fine art photography
Michael Falco is a freelance photographer who has worked for a number of publications including, National Geographic and the New York Times.
From 2011 until 2015 he worked on the Civil War Pinhole Project, an on-going series of pinhole camera photographs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. In January of 2013 the work was selected for inclusion into the Library of Congress’ National Archive of the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
W.W. Norton will publish this work in book form in October 2016.
Falco’s first book, Along Martin Luther King: Travels on Black America’s Main Street, published by Random House in 2003, is a collection of photographs he took over the course of two years that document life along streets named after Dr. King in America.
Selected by the New York City Art Commission, Falco installed a 10 x 28 foot glass mural for the newly renovated Staten Island Ferry Terminal in September, 2007. Entitled, Where Marsh Meets the Sea, the permanently installed glass mural uses hundreds of images brought together to create a seamless panorama depicting an historic, dreamy day in New York Harbor.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City purchased his panoramic image of the Fresh Kills Landfill for its exhibit Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape in 2005.
In 2009, Falco compiled a photographic essay for Caddell Dry Dock: 100 Years Harborside, a book published by the Noble Maritime Collection that chronicles of one of the last remaining ship repair yards in New York Harbor.
In 2011 five images from Falco’s Fresh Kills series were selected for permanent exhibition at the 911 Memorial Museum in New York City.
Falco, 50, was born and continues to reside in New York City