Michael Ernest Sweet

Teacher, Writer, and Photographer in New York

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Michael Ernest Sweet is a Canadian award-winning educator, writer, and photographer. He is the author of two full-length photography books, The Human Fragment (now in its second edition) and Michael Sweet's Coney Island, both from Brooklyn Arts Press.

Michael is the founder of Learning for a Cause, a nonprofit student press initiative, as well as a national recipient of The Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Teaching - Canada's most prestigious award for teaching. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him her Diamond Jubilee Medal for his "significant contributions to the field of education."

Michael is a regular contributor to the Huff Post as well as Photo Life Magazine. Between 2008 and 2014, he was also a senior contributor to Canadian Teacher Magazine and appeared regularly on CJAD News Talk radio as an education commentator.

Michael will appear in a 2018 documentary about Garry Winogrand titled, Gary Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable. Additionally, Michael is currently at work on producing a new anthology of student writing concerning the American democracy, a project in collaboration with actor Martin Sheen.

Michael lives and teaches in New York City. He is no longer active as a street photographer, but continues to work as a photography writer and critic.

  • Education
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • St. Mary's University
    • Concordia University
    • Nipissing University