Michael is a freelance photojournalist, writer, videographer, and the founder of Wicked Pittsburgh - a collective of 45+ artists giving 20% of all art sales revenue back to charity. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in photojournalism, and currently splits his time between the South Side Slopes of Pittsburgh and Bushwick, Brooklyn.

He specializes in a wide array of photo and video work, as well as written journalism, investigative reporting, and spot news coverage. His assignments have taken him to the forefront of the refugee crisis in Lesvos, Greece - Maximum Security Prisons in Pennsylvania - Dia de los Muertos in Patzcuaro, Mexico - and immigrant border camps in Tijuana.

Published by: 

-The Associated Press                  -Citi Bank                                                  -Fodor’s Travel
-The Guardian                                -Roads and Kingdoms                   -Boston University Academy
-The Huffington Post                    -Mountain Dew                                    -Passion Passport
-UberEats                                        -Samsung .                             -Creative Boom
-The Pittsburgh Steelers                  -World Central Kitchen                              -OHello Media   
-Sprint                                           -Penn Environment                                    -C41 Magazine
-Grubhub                        -Viewfind                                          -Maniac Magazine
- Accountants Club of America -RevTown Jeans -Pittsburgh CityPaper
-The Massachusetts State            -Dig Boston                                                -The Observer Reporter
 Department      -Adobe -Pittsburgh Tribune Review
-Willie Nelson's: Farm Aid -Sound of Boston                                        -Nailed Magazine
-AT&T -Positive Magazine -VisitPittsburgh

His other hobbies include skiing, skateboarding, and going to pretty much any concert he can afford.

Honors and Awards:

- Three Rivers Arts Festival, Dollar Bank, and The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s - “Best Creative Arts Project of 2018"
- Read about Michael’s work with Wicked here: Next Pittsburgh Article
CityPaper Article
VisitPittsburgh Article

- Adobe Spark: 2018 Editor’s Choice - Final Stop
- Adobe Spark: Top 20 Creatives to Watch in 2017
- Adobe Spark: 2017 Editor’s Selection: The In-Between
- One Million Photographers - Editors Choice: The In-Between
- Boston Press Photographers Association 2015 Contest - 3rd place: Portraiture, Honorable Mention: Portraiture

For business consultations please contact Michael at: 

Email: schwarzmk@gmail.com
Phone: (724)-833-7121
Instagram: @mikeschwarzthekid
LinkedIn: Mike Schwarz