Michael Dweck: Photographer

Michael Dweck is an American contemporary photographer, visual artist and award winning filmmaker.  Best recognized for his evocative narrative works, Dweck artistically investigates the on-going struggles between identity and adaptation found within endangered societal enclaves. Dweck’s works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide and are part of prestigious international private and institutional art collections.

Dweck’s notable series of works include: The End: Montauk, N.Y., 2004, a paradisiacal photographic portrait of the famed fishing community and the beautiful denizens who comprise its surfing subculture; Mermaids, 2009, an impressionistic underwater dreamscape populated by storied “river children” in rural Florida; and Habana Libre, 2010, a prophetic narrative that contrasts the privileged lifestyles of Cuba’s creative class with the crumbling backdrop of a “classless” society. With this latter body of work, exhibited at the Fotoceca Museum in Havana, Dweck became the first living American artist to have a solo museum exhibition in Cuba. Dweck’s latest project, Blunderbust, explores the multifarious angles of a small-stakes stock car racetrack through an ambitious mélange of sculpture, installation, abstract painting, photography, video art, and a feature length documentary film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.