Michelle Watt

Winning bodies of work


Michelle Watt is a Hong Kong-born photographer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in staging conceptual narratives with a whimsical flair, often addressing themes of freedom and restriction within cultural and sexual identity.

Her portrait and fashion work engender stories about the female minority experience, with the aim of giving life to unique standards of beauty and culture, including ones informed by her Chinese American background. She finds joy in assembling tiny
discrete pieces to create vast meaningful worlds, embedding hidden ‘Easter eggs’ as varying social commentary throughout her

Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, USA Today and Blanc Magazine. Her commercial clients include
Cadillac, Sony, The North Face, LG, Scotch & Soda and Arcteryx.