Editorial Images and Visual Stories by Michael Nguyen: Launch of the Marketplace for Publishers to license Editorial and Commercial Visual Content from Freelancers

Editorial Images and Visual Stories by Michael Nguyen: Launch of the Marketplace for Publishers to license Editorial and Commercial Visual Content from Freelancers

VISURA Visual Agency is offering creators tools to license work directly to publishers, and publishers tools to source and license visual content directly from freelancers. Michael Nguyen is a “publicity shy” (Merkur daily newspaper Munich) photo artist, a photographic poet who moves away from the mainstream, at the same time blurs genres. "Most of the photos could only be taken because Nguyen has a special eye for his surroundings and gives even the mundane a second view." (Süddeutsche Zeitung) In addition to his photo art, photography and his artistic...
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All About Photo: Exclusive Interview with Michael Nguyen

All About Photo: Exclusive Interview with Michael Nguyen

Michael Nguyen is a street and documentary photographer living near Munich, Germany. He is also the co-founder of Tagree Magazine. We asked him a few questions about his life and work: All About Photo: What is your background? I do not have any formal educational background in photography. Medical nursing was my vocation. While working in the intensive care unit and the emergency room, I was confronted with great suffering and death. This certainly had an impact on my photographic work. Many of my photos, as one can see, are melancholic and sometimes a little bit dark. All About...
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ADF Web Magazine  Tokyo - Exhibition Report: “In the Realm of Reflections and Lights” by Michael Nguyen

ADF Web Magazine Tokyo - Exhibition Report: “In the Realm of Reflections and Lights” by Michael Nguyen

Light and reflections are interdependent and essential to Nguyen's photographs. He succeeds in capturing magical and unique moods. Reflective surfaces, cool materials, clear, reduced forms encourage reflection and exploration. Looking into a reflection opens up new and different perspectives. The viewer is invited to look very closely. There is much to discover. We can only see ourselves through reflections. In the mirror, on water, and on every shiny surface. The truth is, our reflections are coming from anything that reflects light, which is everything not completely dark. So we see...
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写真家マイケル・グエンが切り取るBMWアンサンブル建築の青と白

写真家マイケル・グエンが切り取るBMWアンサンブル建築の青と白

ドイツバイエルン州ミュンヘンのランドマーク、BMWタワーを筆頭に、BMW Welt、BMW博物館、BMWグループ駐車場、BMWトラス橋から構成されるBMWアンサンブル。中でもBMW Welt(ワールドの意)はバイエルン州で最も人が多く訪れる観光名所で、2015年10月の開設以来、8年間で2000万人の来場者を迎えている。BMWは、1922年5月にバイエルンの州都に本社を置き、この地で100年以上にわたって生産を続けている。 オリンピック公園近くにそびえたつ高さ101mのBMWタワーは、BMWの本社屋であり、4気筒エンジンを模したデザインが特徴である。その麓には、シリンダーヘッドを模した「BMW博物館」が、その向かいにはBMWの世界を体感できる「BMW Welt」がある。1972年の夏季オリンピック開催に合わせて建設されたBMWタワーは、十字に隣り合って配置された4塔の垂直シリンダーが、中央の柱から吊り下げられた構造となっている。設計は、BMW博物館も手掛けた、オーストリア人建築家のカール・シュヴァンツァーが行っている。 青と白のコントラストが織りなす未来建築-ミュンヘンのBMWアンサンブル建築 写真家マイケル・グエンが切り取るBMWアンサンブル建築の青と白 ドイツバイエルン州ミュンヘンのランドマーク、B…...
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Michael Nguyen is awarded the Günther-Klinge-Prize of the Municipality of Gauting for special Achievements in Photography

Michael Nguyen is awarded the Günther-Klinge-Prize of the Municipality of Gauting for special Achievements in Photography

Michael Nguyen was awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize of the municipality of Gauting (Munich Metropolitan Area) for special achievements in photography. Mayor Dr. Brigitte Kössinger hands over the medal to photographer Michael Nguyen. Since 1980, the municipality of Gauting has awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize , endowed with 3,000 euros, to individuals or groups for outstanding cultural achievements who are connected to the municipality of Gauting through their life and work. It is named after the entrepreneur, patron of the arts and honorary citizen of...
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“By the Roadside”  The Photographs by Michael Nguyen in a signed and limited Artist Edition

“By the Roadside” The Photographs by Michael Nguyen in a signed and limited Artist Edition

The works by Michael Nguyen are not mass-produced or commercial goods. They are original Artworks. You will find Michael Nguyen's works only in these featured artist editions. His artworks are not sold as prints in the numerous Fine Art Print Online Shops and also not in Poster Shops and Department Stores. Discover
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Michael Nguyen has just completed his new project about the BMW Architecture Ensemble in Munich.

Michael Nguyen has just completed his new project about the BMW Architecture Ensemble in Munich.

The BMW Architecture Ensemble is an impressive work of futuristic architecture. It includes the BMW Tower, the BMW World, the BMW Museum, the BMW Group Parking Garage and the TRIAS Bridge. The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of BMW's production facility in Munich. BMW has been producing in Munich for 100 years. On May 20, 1922, the company moved into its current headquarters in the Bavarian capital. In October 2015, eight years after its opening, BMW Welt welcomed its 20 millionth visitor. BMW Welt is the most visited tourist attraction in Bavaria. The presentation includes an...
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Exhibition Michael Nguyen "In the Realm of Reflections and Lights" at Gauting Town Hall (Greater Munich) as part of the awarding of the Günther Klinge Culture Prize 2021

Exhibition Michael Nguyen "In the Realm of Reflections and Lights" at Gauting Town Hall (Greater Munich) as part of the awarding of the Günther Klinge Culture Prize 2021

Michael Nguyen was awarded the Günther Klingel Prize of the municipality of Gauting in 2021 for special achievements in photography. As part of the awarding of the Günther-Klinge-Prize 2021, a six-week solo photo exhibition can be admired in the town hall of the municipality of Gauting. Michael Nguyen was awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize 2021 by the municipality of Gauting for special achievements in photography.  Since 1980, the municipality of Gauting has awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize , endowed with 3,000 euros, to individuals or groups for...
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Michael Nguyen's photo series "Arrived safely at Munich Central Station from the Ukrainian War Zone" will be presented at the Festival of Diversity of the City of Innsbruck, Austria

Michael Nguyen's photo series "Arrived safely at Munich Central Station from the Ukrainian War Zone" will be presented at the Festival of Diversity of the City of Innsbruck, Austria

Michael Nguyen's photo series "Arrived safely at Munich Central Station from the Ukrainian War Zone" will be presented on an info screen as part of the award ceremony of the "Korridor - Innsbrucker Preis für Dokumentarfotografie" (City of Innsbruck in cooperation with the street newspaper 20er Preis for documentary photography) at the Festival of Diversity of the City of Innsbruck on June, 25, 2022 at the Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum (Kreuzgang Hofkirche, Innenhof) A selection of photographers who participated in the competition for the award "Korridor -...
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Michael Nguyen became a Member of the Judging Panel of the MonoVisions Photography Award 2022

Michael Nguyen became a Member of the Judging Panel of the MonoVisions Photography Award 2022

2022 MONOVISIONS BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES - B&W PHOTO CONTEST The aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete for $5000 in cash prizes in two categories: Black and White Photo of the Year 2022 and Black and White Series of the Year 2022. The annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including - professionals and amateurs and accepts all forms of black and white photography created with...
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Exhibition report in the Münchner Merkur (print & online)

Exhibition report in the Münchner Merkur (print & online)

Roadside encounters: photo exhibition at Bosco Gauting-based photo poet Michael Nguyen has captured the great emptiness of the pandemic and much more. His pictures are now on display at Bosco. Empty rows of seats with a lonely man on the edge at the Bregenz Festival, the dreary image of Rosenheim railway station lying there as if deserted, or the snapshot of Gauting's open-air swimming pool at the end of the season - the diving tower is reflected in the still clear pool water with the first autumn leaves. These pictures were taken by the Gauting photo poet and Klinge Prize winner...
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Exhibiton report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (print & online)

Exhibiton report in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (print & online)

Life behind the facade: Gauting-based photographer Michael Nguyen shows photographs at the Culture Centre Bosco that depict roadside motifs in unexpected beauty. The first photo at the top of the stairs at Bosco in Gauting looks like an illusion. There seem to be trees and a diving tower suspended at the top, but then the viewer recognises the reflection in the water of the large pool in the Gauting summer pool. Photographer Michael Nguyen deliberately chose this image from the ongoing series "By the roadside" / "Heimat Gauting: Am Straßenrand" as the prelude to...
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Exhibiton report: Looking Deeper by Sabine Zaplin

Exhibiton report: Looking Deeper by Sabine Zaplin

Nothing has a more healing effect in the current situation in Ukraine, which is causing so much pain and fear than the sight of clear structures. Michael Nguyen's photographs, curated for the exhibition "By the Roadside," which opened Tuesday evening (March 8, 2022) at bosco in Gauting, (Greater Munich), were taken during the first lockdown in the Corona pandemic, that other still-present crisis. Michael Nguyen: By the Roadside Photographs Exhibition at bosco / Gauting, Germany The photographer, who was awarded the Günther Klinge Culture Prize of...
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Michael Nguyen painted by German Artist Rainer Lafeld

Michael Nguyen painted by German Artist Rainer Lafeld

COMIC ART is the umbrella term for everything in the art that is funny, that makes the viewer laugh. This applies in particular to caricature. Among other things, Rainer Lafeld has been painting and drawing for years: Landscapes, especially people or their portraits.  It was in 2017 that he encountered the master of comic art of Frank Hoppmann in his extraordinary works, He was the muse that kissed Lafeld. "Enthusiastically, he began to engage me in caricature."
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Photography by Michael Nguyen Transformed Into Transfer Lithography by Susanne Kotrus

Photography by Michael Nguyen Transformed Into Transfer Lithography by Susanne Kotrus

German artist, Susanne Kotrus, takes the photographs from the series "By the Roadside" by Michael Nguyen as the basis for her transfer lithographs. She shows art projects of photography and their printing "transformation".  Transfer lithography is an adventure. With this technique, motifs can be transferred into artistic works with the help of laser copies. This can be complemented by drawings, painting and collage techniques. There are no limits to creativity. The artworks will be shown for the first time in the exhibition "By the Roadside" by...
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The Big Picture for: topos – The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

The Big Picture for: topos – The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

An abandoned industrial area in the south-west of the Bavarian capital of Munich, captured during the coronavirus pandemic by the German photographer Michael Nguyen . He shows a melancholic, even post-apocalyptic world in which all hope seems to be gone. The former concrete plant in the city district of Obersendling embodies emptiness, coldness, solitude. In his ongoing series BY THE ROADSIDE the photographer illustrates the fact that we can see beauty even within ugliness. We can do so by keeping our eyes open and viewing everyday life through the eyes of someone wandering along the...
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Süddeutsche Zeitung: Als Mark Spitz auf Medaillenkurs ging / When Mark Spitz set out on a medal course

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Als Mark Spitz auf Medaillenkurs ging / When Mark Spitz set out on a medal course

Photographer Michael Nguyen has captured the Gauting summer pool, where the legendary swimmer trained for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, in hibernation. Der Fotograf Michael Nguyen hat das Gautinger Sommerbad, in dem der legendäre Schwimmer für die Olympischen Spiele 1972 in München trainierte, im Winterschlaf festgehalten. Discover the series on Visura „I really love the series of swimming pool pictures one after the other“ Maggie Steber View on sueddeutsche.de ↗
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ADF Webmagazine Tokyo: The power of design and the contradiction between art and life. Michael Nguyen photographs Munich's most colorful shopping center facade

ADF Webmagazine Tokyo: The power of design and the contradiction between art and life. Michael Nguyen photographs Munich's most colorful shopping center facade

When will the containers be loaded? Such a question comes to mind when approaching the shopping mall built in 2008 from a distance. But stop! The intense colors of the seemingly stacked cubes and their sophisticated composition immediately give rise to other associations. As if someone had created a special order out of building blocks. One wonders whether this is already the perfect final state, as one tries to create with the Magic Cube, for example.The variety of combinations seems too great for this. Both that of the colors and that of the surface structures. Added to this are the...
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Creative Boom: Photographs by Michael Nguyen that reveal the 'special' things we might see on a trip to Europe

Creative Boom: Photographs by Michael Nguyen that reveal the 'special' things we might see on a trip to Europe

For those of us dreaming of European road trips this summer, a new exhibition of photographs by Michael Nguyen will inspire your travel plans. By The Roadside is a series that focuses on street and urban landscapes, architectural objects and the little details that make Germany, Austria and Italy unique. View on creativeboom.com ↗
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An exhibition shows for the first time photographs from the photo series "By the Roadside" by Michael Nguyen

An exhibition shows for the first time photographs from the photo series "By the Roadside" by Michael Nguyen

The Special in the Incidental Michael Nguyen is a flâneur. He seeks encounters with what is worth seeing in detail. His photographs show us buildings, streets, staircases, vehicles, and people of the kind we might come across at any time by chance in our everyday lives. The pictures confront us with unique views of elements. They focus on the colors and shapes in detail and leave aside the manifold abundance of the surroundings. In this way, they unfold the power of the Particular: Something familiar, but exactly like this we have not seen things before. Nguyen likes to play with...
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Michael Nguyen nominated for the Tassilo Culture Prize of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)

Michael Nguyen nominated for the Tassilo Culture Prize of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)

2021 Michael Nguyen was nominated for the Tassilo Culture Prize of the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), a German national daily newspaper. It is published in Munich. SZ is the second largest daily newspaper in Germany (as of October 2020). Promoting the cultural sector in the Munich area and motivating creative artists (these are the goals of the Tassilo Culture Prize). The SZ Prize is named after the Bavarian Duke Tassilo.
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By the Lake, in the Forest and in the Meadow

By the Lake, in the Forest and in the Meadow

The burble of the water stream running through the forest clears our littered mind. The silent but resilient greenery of plants and trees soothes our inner turbulence. This warm, rustling earth always supports our wandering steps. This high blue sky frees us from our mundane worries and blows hope into our next breath. We are all wired to be calm and truly happy with those things. Michael Nguyen captures those feelings and atmospheres in these picturesque serene photos, which he has taken in spring 2020 when he walked through the forests and meadows in the Gauting area. We also accompany...
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Nature is within us - Photo Paintings by Michael Nguyen in a permanent exhibition - Tagree

Nature is within us - Photo Paintings by Michael Nguyen in a permanent exhibition - Tagree

What is outside is no longer outside. Trees, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes. Michael Nguyen has transformed these elements in his artworks into feelings, fantasies and dreams. They become part of our inner nature, part of the human soul.Through the subjective lens, Michael Nguyen gives all a new perspectives, a new soul. “Michael Nguyen's photography is the art of showing more than you can see. Making visible - worshipping the invisible, he walks with the third eye of a wanderer through the visual adventure of life.”His works does not reflect reality but are the...
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On the Streets of Solitude

On the Streets of Solitude

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020: Honorable Mention for the photojournalistic documentary series "On the Streets of Solitude" in the category Press/Feature Story and in the category Fine Art/Other. Who says, streets are our most social lively spaces? Maybe. But they are also places of broken dreams, of empty selves, of collective solitude.
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Gold and Bronze for “In unknown Worlds of the Subconscious”

Gold and Bronze for “In unknown Worlds of the Subconscious”

Is this world real? Or is it just all in my head? What if what in my head is all that is true? Or maybe all of it, me, you, this world, is just a dream of a butterfly. Or maybe the world of such a butterfly and our world and the world of the ghosts are intertwined, so in some glitch moments, we see other worlds. We also see other versions of ourselves in our dreams. In our deep subconsciousness. There, our pains are perhaps lesser, our lives are perhaps happier. Or maybe not. So most people just go on with their so-called real lives. But we, the dreamers, continue to explore and discover...
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The World in Black & White 2018-2020

The World in Black & White 2018-2020

Vietnamese journalist Thanh Tung was responsible for the publication of a photo book with black & white photographs by Michael Nguyen. The book is designed and produced by B&A in Hanoi. Thanh Tung introduces the series “The World in Black and White” a n early series by Michael Nguyen from the years 2018-2020 about light and darkness in life with all its nuances and an expressive implementation in greyscales. A series about light and darkness in life with all its nuances and an expressive implementation in greyscales.
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Urban Architecture in Black and White 2018-2022 (ongoing)

Urban Architecture in Black and White 2018-2022 (ongoing)

Michael Nguyen's series “Urban in Black & White“ (Urban Elements - Urban Spaces - Urban Landscapes), which is the focus of his artistic work from 2019 - 2020, shows buildings, cityscapes, subway stations, sculptures and, occasionally, people in whom we recognize ourselves or relatives and friends.Architecture is part of a cultural landscape created by man. This results in a very wide range of objects, including also lost places, individual architectural objects, architectural details, interior views, or even graffiti. Diverse associations lead the viewer on a journey...
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A Photo Poet walks with the third Eye of a Wanderer through the visual Adventure of Life

A Photo Poet walks with the third Eye of a Wanderer through the visual Adventure of Life

After a long break in the cultural sector Michael Nguyen has dedicated himself 2018 entirely to art again. The series features early experimental works from 2018 and 2019. At his core, Michael Nguyen is an artist, not a photographer, more of a photographic poet, something he himself does not want to define. He moves away from the mainstream, blurring genres. Michael Nguyen's photography is the art of showing more than we can see. To make visible - to revere the invisible. Thus he walks through the visual adventure of life with the Third Eye of a wanderer.
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Loneliness in the Realm of Light and Darkness

Loneliness in the Realm of Light and Darkness

Buildings, old and modern. Doors, gates, windows, open or closed. Stairs, up and down. Human, there, not there, but always lonesome. This series of black and white photo artworks by Michael Nguyen uses the contrast of not only things, light and darkness but also of meanings to explore the inner contradiction, struggles and loneliness of human being. Contradictorily all of those is executed in a very calm manner.
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Photographic Paintings

Photographic Paintings

The photographic paintings was my first project when I start with Art again. In 2018 I moved to Gauting near Munich. It's an area with a very beautiful landscape and a great history. There are not only beautiful landscapes to discover but also numerous places steeped in the mysterious history around Gauting, the Würm valley, and the district of Starnberg, like the birthplace of Charlemagne, the place of death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and a great Roman history too. In my Photographic Paintings from my series Nature is within us I work out a distinctive aesthetic effect of my...
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