Michaela Nagyidaiová is a Slovak documentary photographer based in Bratislava. Her work analyses the connection between landscape and memory, the transformation of Central & Eastern EU from communism to capitalism, as well as identity, and ancestral heritage. Nagyidaiová usually works on long-term, personal projects that allow her to combine her photographs with elements such as text or archival material. She is incredibly interested in documenting the changes within topography, drawing inspiration from often unresolved past events, though also contemporary 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. 
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 Selected Features 
 
2021  Festival Fjúžn magazine photo-essay featuring Where the Wildflowers Grow, Print, September. 

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)

 Selected Exhibitions 


2021 
 (ON VIEW) Group exhibition by the Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize and Austrian Cultural Forum in London, October - November.

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.

2021   Festival Fjúžn exhibition Where the Wildflowers Grow, by Festival Fjúžn & Kalab Centrum, Bratislava, September - October. 

2021   Group exhibition Open Walls '21: Then & Now, Galerie Huit, by the British Journal of Photography, Arles, July - September. (click to view)

2021   Group exhibition Chemistry of Feeling, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, July - September. (click to view)

2021   Group exhibition Co-Existence, Hydra Pace artist residency, Dobra Vaga Gallery, Ljubljana, July. 
 
 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) 

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) 

 Selected Clients 

​2021   Festival Fjúžn Issue 2021, Print, Slovakia, September. 

2019   Shado Magazine Issue 02, Print, UK, June. (click to view)
 
2019   Canon Europe Features, Young Photographer: Landscape, Online, London, April. (click to view)