As a contemporary photographer, Michele Guarino has been professionally involved in the art world for the past three decades. Born and raised in the Garden State of New Jersey, she was conveniently exposed to New York City, a melting pot of the world. Since the age of 16, she has been photographing and connecting to all walks of life, from high society to the homeless. The great diversity of New York City influenced her consciousness about the world. Michele believes we are all interconnected to the energy of the universe.
Her studies include the Parson’s School of Design, New York City, Southeast Center for Photo/Graphics in Daytona Beach, Florida and Fine Art at the University of Miami in Florida. For years, her passion has been on personal projects and self-supporting agencies. Her body-of-work includes capturing day-to-day life, creating a visual timeline of history. Her photographic documentaries have featured The Florida School of the Deaf & Blind, Special Olympics, The Autism Society of America, The Department of Veterans Affairs and Hope and Help Center (HIV/AIDS). Ministry with Persons with Disabilities were a recipient of a UPS Grant for $60,000.00 from her designed multi-media presentation. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographer Guild of Palm Beach. Her work has appeared in Artnews magazine, and in a number of other formats and venues, such as newspapers, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, websites, exhibitions, galleries, private collections, and in many luxury apartment clubhouses and model homes.
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