M. Sharkey is a photographer & filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York and has been making portraits of people professionally around the world for the past 12 years. QUEER KIDS, a long-term documentary project he began in 2006, has been exhibited internationally at locations including Galerie de la Main de Fer, Perpignan (2012), Rainbow House, Brussels, (2013), and at Les Rencontres d’Arles Photographie’s Night of the Year (2014). His work has appeared in numerous publications including Interview, The Guardian/Observer, New York magazine, La Repubblica, Stern and T: The New York Times Style Magazine and been included in various exhibitions at venues such as the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; The Pride Photo Award & Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the Staten Island LGBT Community Center, New York.


Ad/Creative Agencies + TV:

Avrett, Free & Ginsberg
Mirror Ball/Co-Lab
The Discovery Channel
Deitch Projects
Almost Gold Records
SONY/BMG
Secretly Canadian
MTV
Logo


Editorial Clients:

Art Forum
Best Life
Blender
Blond
Blueprint (UK)
Bust
Details
Elle (UK)
Evening Standard
Flaunt
The Guardian
GQ
Interview
Kinki
National Geographic Kids
Newsweek
New York Magazine
The Observer (UK)
Out
People
Radar
La Repubblica
Revolver
S magazine
Soma
Spin
The Source
Spoon
StereoType
T: NY Times Style Magazine Têtu
TIME
Vibe
View (Stern)




Exhibitions & Awards:

2014
Queer Kids: The Stonewall Museum & Archive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Queer Kids: Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
Queer Kids Belgium: Rainbow House, Brussels
Breaking Walls Festival: Theatre Frascati, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Queer Kids: Des Images aux Mots film festival, Toulouse, France

2013
Queer Kids In America: Galerie Double One, Brussels, Belgium

2012
Queer Kids: Gallerie de la Main de Fer, Perpignan, France
Testimony: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, NYC
Permanence: curated by Paul Moakley, Staten Island LGBT Community Center, NYC
Lewd: curated by Greg Garry, Krause Gallery, NYC

2011
Pride Photo Award & Exhibition: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Queering Sex: curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
View on Art Now: Den Frie Udstillingsbygning/Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Crazy Lady: curated by Jane Harris, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, NYC

2010
Queer Voice: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Video Screening

2009
You Can’t Rape The Willing, Second Floor, curated by Kathryn Garcia and Sarvia Jasso, Brooklyn, NY
American Photography Annual 24: Chosen

2005
American Photography Annual 20: Chosen



Bibliography & Press:

2013
De Morgen, June 10
Michael Sharkey maakt in België portretten van jongeren die worstelen met seksuele identiteit

Jeunes Gays Bruxellois Sous l'Oeil de Michael Sharkey, May 29
Telebruxelles TV interview

Amerikaans Fotograaf Sharkey Zoekt Jongeren, May 29
FM Brussels radio interview (in English)

Seamless Photo, May 3
Profile of M. Sharkey

Michaelangelo Signorile's "The Gist", May 1
Sirius XM radio host & writer Michaelangelo Signorile talks with photographer
Michael Sharkey about his documentary project, Queer Kids

2012
The Photographer Discloses, October 4
M. Sharkey and the Kids

12 Questions, January 4
Interview with M. Sharkey

2011
The Oral Fix, Episode #027, December 11
Radio podcast interview with M. Sharkey

The Huffington Post, Gay Voices, November 16
QUEER KIDS

Têtu, November
Une Jeunesse Américaine

La Repubblica, D magazine, September 3
Siamo Seri, Siamo Queer

The Guardian UK: The Observer Magazine, July 9
Young (gay) Americans – in pictures

TIME LightBox, June 26
Coming Out In America: Michael Sharkey’s Queer Kids

2010
aCurator
Queer Kids: A project by M. Sharkey

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