About Me

Michael Swensen is a freelance photographer in central Kentucky. Michael graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (2019). After attending the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2017 and recieving Boyd's Station's Ed Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling, Michael began to find his love for rural America and photographing that way of life. He moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Kentucky in 2021, and has been living on a farm since with his partner, his dog Blue, and two cats Wallace and Opaline. 

Work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Getty Images, Bloomberg News, NPR, Buzzfeed News, The Boston Globe, and Post Industrial Magazine.

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