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BellaV TV Interview - Seeing marginalized communities through the eyes of a fine art photographer

EXPRESSIONS hosts, Alexis Dixon of Mediation Solutions International and Amanda Caniglia of The Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe chat with Michele Zousmer.


Michele Zousmer is a humanitarian and fine art photographer. The camera is her tool to give voice to marginalized communities and witness the human experience. Michele’s work celebrates each individual’s strength and beauty, as well as their 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.