Michelle Zassenhaus is an artist in Brooklyn, New York. Her work explores spaces – in particular, the passage of time (through long exposures) and the human relationship to space.

Michelle is a contributor at Getty Images. She received a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University in 1996. 


I am primarily a photographer but my mediums are light and time. Often working with very long exposures, I’m interested in what emerges when the surface ephemera fade away and the essence of what’s there builds throughout the image. What’s the signature of a place? What does a “moment” mean; can it mean as much as 10 hours (or more) in a single frame? And how does the natural environment itself make its specific mark if allowed to do so?


2019 Fathom, Solo Exhibition, Rockaway Artists Alliance, Queens, NY

2018 Lightning Whelk (Group Show), The Castle, Rockaway Park, NY

2018 Many Layered Moments, Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Beyond What's Known, Solo Exhibition; Rockaway Artists Alliance, Queens, NY

2017 City Meets Sea; Big Lake;  Site:Brooklyn @ The Yard, New York NY

2017 City Meets Sea, Brooklyn Workshop Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2017 City Meets Sea, Brooklyn Editions, Brooklyn NY

2008 Big Lake, Superfine, Brooklyn NY


1992 - 96 BFA, Art Photography, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse University


May 2019 The Wave: Feature: Fathom

May 2018 Rockaway Times: Review of Beyond What's Known

Oct 2017 Don't Take Pictures : Feature: Filter Photo Festival Review

Sep 2017 L'Oeil de la Photographie : Featured Portfolio: City Meets Sea