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    Michaela Nagyidaiová (*1996, Bratislava) 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 migration, and roots. She is interested in how ideologies and politics influence the personal layers of everyday life or family and native environment. Drawing inspiration from often unresolved past events,  though also contemporary issues, she usually works on long-term and personal projects that allow her to combine her photographs with text or archival material.

   
She graduated with an MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in 2019. Her reportage work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Canon EU online, [fjúžn] magazine, and Hospodárske noviny.

Michaela is a member of Women Photograph since 2021. Find her portfolio also on Blink network.
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 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  

2022 (UPCOMING) Rotlicht Photography Festival group exhibition, Vienna/Austria, November 2022.

2022 (ON DISPLAY) Fotograf Festival: No One Belongs Here More Than You group exhibition at National Gallery of Prague (NGP: Fair Trade Palace),
Transient Ties project on display, Jury awarded show, Prague / Czechia, September 2022 - January 2023


2022 (ON DISPLAY) Fotograf Festival: Common Grounding at Hraničár gallery, Moulding project on display, Jury awarded show, Ústí nad Lábem/Czechia,
September 2022 - January 2023.


2022 OFF-GRID Photography Festival, project Transient Ties projected at the festival, Vienna/Austria, September. 

2021-2022 Juried group exhibition Different Worlds, Photon gallery Ljubljana, December - January, (view) and Photon gallery Vienna, March-April.

2021-2022 Group exhibition of Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize, Austrian Cultural Forum in London & Fotohof in Salzburg, Oct-Nov 2021 & March-April 2022.


2021 Group slideshow Rethinking Nature shown at EMOP in Luxembourg, Imago Lisboa in Lisbon and Foto Wien in Vienna, throughout 2021 & 2022.

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

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

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


 SELECTED FEATURES 


2022 ETC Magazine Significantly Local, Photo-story: By the Creek, Opposite of a Meadow, Print.(view)

2021 Calvert Journal, reportage about the Poland-Belarus border, Online. (view)

2021 Blok Magazine, photo-essay Volunteers at the Polish-Belarusian Border Work in Secret, Online. (view)
 
2021 Handbali Magazine, photo essay featuring By the Creek, Opposite of a Meadow, Online & Print. (view)

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.(view)

2021 Blind Magazine photo-essay, By the Creek, Opposite of a Meadow, Online, March. (view)
 
2021 Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020, Portfolio Winner for Memories and Traditions, Online & Print, March. (view)

2021 Fiiiirst, Photo-discussion between Shawn Bush and Michaela Nagyidaiová, Online, January. (view)

2020 Calvert Journal, 6 photo-stories that captured 2020, Online, December. (view)

2020 Offspring Photo Meet x Northern Narratives, The Rural, Online feature, June. (view)
 

 SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS, PRIZES 

2022  Selected for Photo Match by Fotofestiwal Łódź. (view)

2021
Selected for Hydra Pace residency in Ljubljana, Slovenia - supported by Dobra Vaga gallery, Ramallah Municipality, KAIR.(view)

2021 Nikon x Noor Agency Masterclass, Online. (view)

2020 MEET for Photo

2019 Selected for Canon Student Programme at Visa Pour L'Image, Perpignan.


 SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, TALKS 

2022 ETC Magazine Issue 01: Significantly Local, artist talk at Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana/Slovenia, June. 

2021 MOME Photography Symposium, Work In Context International Symposium of Central European Photography, Budapest. (view)

2020 Rádio FM, Čerstvé Ovocie Interview, Slovakia. (listen & view)