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Michele Zousmer is a humanitarian and fine art photographer. Her camera gives voice to people and marginalized communities around the world.  Michele’s work shows quiet moments of life, love and loss. Capturing elusive moments of grace and beauty that exist in the most difficult times, emotional connections not seen by many. Michele celebrates each individual’s strength and beauty, as well as vulnerability and spirit, going beyond how one presents oneself to the world.

Michele believes a photograph can create a lasting impression of emotion, curiosity, love and ultimately, hope of mankind. It can help people heal, give them dignity and feel empowered. Her photographs reveal insights into the lives of people we wouldn’t otherwise meet.

Through her world travels, Michele Zousmer meets people from different walks of life, listening to their stories and sharing intimate moments with them. The permission they grant and openness they offer by inviting her into their world never ceases to move Michele. The soulfulness of her images comes from developing relationships with the people she engages with. Michele truly believes that even though we may have differences on the outside, inside we are all the same.


My mind, my eyes, and my heart have been opened by my experiences. My life has been forever changed. I hope my work inspires others to feel we all matter and to care more profoundly. Engaging in the world and becoming open to different cultures and traditions allows for more conversation on diversity and equality. Photographs hold the power to connect people and create understanding. This is why I do what I do. – Michele Zousmer






  • Sounds from the Sidewalk –   Book on Voices Of Our City Choir

  • Shadow & Light Magazine - Cover and Article on Irish Travellers

  • Letai apie pasulj - Lithuanian digital magazine article on Irish Travellers

  • ZEKE Magazine - Irish Travellers in Cashel County and Tipperary 

  • ALLABOUTPHOTO Magazine - Abandoned Elderly Post-Communism

  • – GLOBAL VANTAGE MAGAZINE - OMO VALLEY, The Fragile Soul of the Omo

  • All About Jazz online magazine featured - 'Super Fan'



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