Michael Corridore’s primary interest in his fine-art and commercial photography has been in inventing new narratives. Whether it is spectators shrouded in the smoke of burning rubber, his unique portraits of the famous and not so famous, capturing empty urban everyday spaces, or external landscapes that are at times exceptionally beautiful or beautifully strange and mysterious, you cannot help but be drawn in by Corridore’s ‘fictional realities’.
Corridore’s work is held in several prestigious permanent collections including: The Art Gallery of New South Wales; Gold Coast Art Gallery; Ipswich Art Gallery and the Haggerty Museum of Art, USA. He has been selected as a finalist in national and international art prizes. In Australia: National Photographic Portrait Prize; Josephine Ulrich and Win Schubert Prize; Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize; Olive Cotton Portrait Prize; Citigroup Portrait Prize; and the Bowness Photography Prize in 2011 and 2013. In New York: 2009 Winner Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize, and the New York Photo Festival. In Switzerland: 2013 nominated for the 5th Prix Pictet Global Award. He has exhibited extensively both in Australia and overseas.
Born in Melbourne, Michael Corridore now lives in Sydney, spending time between New York and Australia on assignments.
Press / Media:
Australian Photography, ‘Michael Corridore Off On a New Tangent’, News August 2013
Karen Burns, ‘Michael Corridore: Angry Black Snake’, Landscape Architecture Australia, May 2008
Ruby Lohman, ‘Seeing things’, The Big Issue, 11-24 March 2008