Michelle Litvin is a photographer and visual artist. Her work has been featured in popular publications like The New York Times and Interior Design magazine. Her area of expertise includes documenting built environments and her photographs have been exhibited in Chicago, New York and in private collections around the world. Michelle Litvin’s photography reports on the user-centered experience of a space, with real people in real time. She seeks to present a novel view of architecture from a planar vantage point by playing with ambient light and traffic.
Four projects that she has documented won awards in the Interior Architecture category of the AIA Chicago 2010 Design Excellence Awards. The judges were impressed by the play between light and dark transitions used to add cohesiveness to the architecture.
Currently, Michelle Litvin is collaborating with Archeworks, a multidisciplinary design organization, on a book about one of its recent projects, the Mobile Food Collective (MFC), which was showcased in the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2010 Venice Biennale.
Michelle Litvin’s photography of Zaha Hadid’s temporary pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park is featured on the cover of the Taschen series Architecture Now! 7, by Philip Jodidio. The series is a curation of the latest developments in architecture throughout the world.
Michelle Litvin has collaborated with the Hyde Park Art Center to document the Center’s building, designed by Doug Garofalo. She is documenting the interaction of the community with the installations and architectural sculptures featured at the Center. She also worked with renowned artist Juan Angel Chvez to create a catalogue of his installation Speaker Project, which was published in 2008 by the HPAC.
Michelle Litvin has worked as a journalist. She wrote and photographed for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader and Newsweek in China. Litvin is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Architecture at UIC. Michelle Litvin’s knitting helped her create the artwork named as Mindscrims. Find out more about Michelle Litvin at her website www.michellelitvin.com.