Michael Darcy is a photographer and bookmaker who explores how form, materiality, and structure impact our experience with content. He thinks through making and each project is a self reflective attempt to grow. Michael was born in Rochester, NY, where he currently works as a preparator for the George Eastman Museum. He received his MFA at the Visual Studies Workshop in 2021, and an undergraduate degree in photography at Fitchburg State University in 2014. He has held the positions of Digital Photographer for Collections at Historic New England and Digital Imaging Manager at Lumiere Photo and has completed two internships in Photography and Digital Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. His work has been included in various group shows at venues such as the Photographic Resource Center, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the MAG, Main Street Arts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center; and in 2018 he had a solo show at Fitchburg State University. Recently, he received the Image Out award for his submission to 20Emerging at Gallery Q.