Michaela Nagyidaiová (*1996, Bratislava) is a Slovak documentary photographer based in Bratislava. Her work analyses the connection between landscape and memory, the aftermath of socialism in Slovakia and Eastern & Central EU, as well as identity, and ancestral heritage.
Documenting places, people, or objects that she has a connection is what drives her to take photographs. Her projects examine historically significant landscapes that have over time become forgotten or hidden in our contemporary society. This way, the intention is to revive the past, discuss it, and draw connections to our present-day events or issues.
She graduated from MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in 2019.
Michaela is a member of Women Photograph since 2021.
2021 Calvert Journal photo-essay featuring By the Creek, Opposite of a Meadow, Online, June. (click to view)
2021 Blind Magazine photo-essay, By the Creek, Opposite of a Meadow, Online, March. (click to view)
2021 Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020, Portfolio Winner for Memories and Traditions, Online & Printed, March. (click to view)
2021 Fiiiirst Discussion, Michaela Nagyidaiová and Shawn Bush, Online, January. (click to view)
2020 Calvert Journal, 6 photo-stories that captured 2020, Online, December. (click to view)
2020 Offspring Photo Meet x Northern Narratives, The Rural, Online feature, June. (click to view)
2020 Then There Was Us, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Online feature, the UK, April. (click to view)
2020 Swarm Magazine, Where the Wildflowers Grow (Heritage theme), Online article, Czech Republic, April. (click to view)
2019 FK-Kollektiv, Everything Home Is Far Away zine, Print, Berlin, December. (click to view)
2021 (ON VIEW) Group exhibition Open Walls '21: Then & Now, Galerie Huit, by the British Journal of Photography, Arles, July - September. (click to view)
2021 (ON VIEW) Group exhibition Chemistry of Feeling, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, July - September. (click to view)
2021 (UPCOMING) Group exhibition by the Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize and Austrian Cultural Forum in London, October.
2021 (UPCOMING) Group slideshow Rethinking Nature by Foto Wien, premiere at European Month of Photography in Luxembourg, Imago Lisboa in Lisbon and Foto Wien in Vienna, throughout 2021 & 2022.
2020 Juried group exhibition, The Print Swap Exhibition, Foley Gallery, New York, NY, August.
2020 Group exhibition, Everything Home Is Far Away, FK-Kollektiv, Berlin, February.
2020 Juried group exhibition, Empty Spaces: Abandoned Places, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, January.
Selected Prizes, Achievements
2021 Selected for Hydra Pace residency in Ljubljana, Slovenia - supported by Dobra Vaga gallery, Ramallah Municipality, KAIR (click to view)
2021 Nikon x Noor Agency Masterclass, Online. (click to view)
2021 Shortlisted for the Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize by Austrian Cultural Forum in London. (click to view)
2020 Selected Scholarship Applicant for Creative Immersion by Fotofilmic, BC/Vancouver, Online.
2019 Selected for Canon Student Programme at Visa Pour L'Image, Perpignan.
Selected Talks, Interviews
2021 MOME Photography Symposium, Work In Context International Symposium of Central European Photography, Budapest. (click to view)
2020 Rádio FM, Čerstvé Ovocie Interview, Slovakia. (click to listen & view)
2019 Shado Magazine Issue 02, Print, London, June. (click to view)
2019 Canon Europe Features, Young Photographer: Landscape, Online, London, April. (click to view)