Photographed by Will Langmore

Michael Nye

Michael Nye practiced law for ten years before pursuing photography full time. He has received a Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts grant in photography and two Kronkosky Charitable Foundation grants, and a Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust Grant. His journeys to photograph include projects in Russian Siberia, Iraq during the first Gulf War, Palestine, China, and Labrador. He has participated in two Arts America tours in the Middle East and Asia. His documentaries, photography & audio exhibitions, Children of Children, Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness and About Hunger & Resilience have traveled to more than 150 cities across the country. His new exhibition, My Heart Is Not Blind debuted at the Witte Museum in 2019. (Trinity University Press released a book, My Heart Is Not Blind, with extended text and photographs.) Nye lives in downtown San Antonio and married to poet Naomi Shihab Nye. As a child he was called, “Mikey,” in middle age, “Michael,” and he is now back to “Mikey”.


Michael Nye has given talks and conducted discussions in a wide variety of settings including: The Middle East; the American Embassy in Morocco and India; The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, Trinity University; The National Conference of State Legislatures; University of Hawaii and many schools and museums throughout the country.