Micah McCoy is a documentary photographer with a keen eye for the threads tying together the public world. With a background in Sociology, Micah captures artifacts left behind from the social interactions of individuals and communities as well as catching these interactions in progress. Photographing themes of anxiety, duplicity, and social detachment, Micah's photos are a reminder that what we see in this world is the sum of many social interactions. Even the solo portrait is affected. The subject’s appearance and behavior are undoubtedly influenced by society at large and the presence of the photographer. By taking a photo, a slice of this social world is removed for examination.

Micah currently serves as the Henry Nias Business in the Art Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL. 

Education

2022 MFA Photography; Columbia College Chicago; In Progress

2017 BA Sociology; University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana


Exhibitions2020 Lost In Isolation. Void Collective. Online.
2020 The Road; JKC Gallery. Trenton, NJ. Honorable Mention Slideshow.
2020 CAA Conference Exhibition. Columbia College Chicago Student Center. Chicago, IL.
2019 Urbanizing the Undiscovered Country; Analog Gallery. Urbana, IL.

2017 Shiver Art Show; Independent Media Center Urbana, IL.

2017 All Things Considered, Leica and Film; Urbana Museum of Photography Urbana, IL.
2017 Resist Art Show. Independent Media Center. Urbana, IL.
 

Publications
2020 Confluence Magazine Issue 5 Curation | Theme: Place as Subject
2019 Smile Politely

2019 ATX in 3; Elective Reportage Press.

2018 Window Washer; LFI Master Shots (Online).

2018 Shiver Mag Issues 1 & 2.

2014 Memphis in March; Freedom Flashing Press.

Lectures
2020-Guest Lecturer; Sociology 100 University of Illinois

2020-Artist Talk; Lost and Found Gallery


Other

2019-Artist In Residence; Lost and Found.
2017-Present Editor at Large; Shiver Mag.

2016-Present Member; Elective Reportage. 
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