Michelle Valberg was born to be a photographer. With an insatiable quest for adventure, meticulous attention to detail, and an unrivaled eye for the unique, Valberg has become a globally recognized and celebrated wildlife, landscape and portrait photographer.
Michelle has been a professional photographer for 30 years. She is one of six Canadian Nikon Ambassadors and the first Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence. She is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and an International Fellow with the Explorer’s Club in New York City.
In addition to a successful Ottawa businesswoman and one of Canada’s premier portrait photographers, Valberg has received international accolades for her photographs of Canada’s Arctic, including its people and hauntingly beautiful landscapes. These works have been showcased in various exhibits and features across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Her photographs are regularly featured in publications across North America and Europe such as National Geographic, The London Tribune, PhotoNews, Outdoor Photographer, More Magazine, Canadian Geographic and In Style.
In 2011, Valberg’s work was the subject of a critically acclaimed 3-month solo exhibition at the esteemed Canadian Museum of Nature. Currently, Valberg has her largest permanent exhibition at The Ottawa Hospital, which includes over 70 of her photographs.
Michelle Valberg has published five books: Look Beyond… The Faces & Stories of People with HIV/AIDS, Dare to Dream… A Celebration of Canadian Women, Arctic Kaleidoscope…The People, Wildlife & Ever Changing-Landscapes and her children’s book, Ben & Nuki Discover Polar Bears. Colouring Canada with Canadian Geographic is her latest book.
Her image of a drum dancer is featured on a Royal Canadian Mint coin in a celebration series for Canada’s 150th and represents Nunavut.
Valberg continues to expand upon her impressive repertoire through the growth of her business, and various travel expeditions both in North America and worldwide.
Michelle is represented by Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa.
To see more of Michelle’s wildlife, adventure and nature photography, please go to her website at www.michellevalberg.com