Michelle Sank, born in South Africa moved to the UK in 1978 and has been working in her adopted country since 1987.
Sank has exhibited and published extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA including at the National Portrait Gallery; Discoveries, Fotofest, Houston; Phoenix Gallery, Devon; Kakenhallen Gallery, Finland; Belfast Exposed Gallery, UK; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico; Sirius Arts Centre, Eire and Gallerie Vassie, Amsterdam.
She has won a number of Arts Council Awards; the Taylor Wessing Prize for portraiture; International Photographic Award, BJP; San Francisco International Photographic Exhibition and the Kula Lumpur International Photo Award
Sank’s work is in several collections including Allan Servais; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; Woodstock Centre for Photography, New York; Societe Jersaise and Guernsey Museum, Channel Islands.
Sank’s work has been published in a number of books including her own monographs The Water’s Edge; Becoming and The Submerged.