Michelle lives in Beirut with her husband and young daughter. She is the photo editor for the magazine Middle East Report (www.merip.org) and editor of the Photography Page on the e-zine Jadaliyya (www.jadaliyya.com). She is also an experienced photography researcher. She finds photos for authors to use in their published work and help them navigate the landscape of rights and permissions. She also pursues historical research into photography of the Middle East and occasionally publishes on this topic.
Thesis: The Construction of Photojournalism: Visual Style and Branding in the Magnum Photos Agency