Michelle is an award-winning Canadian wildlife photographer who has been telling stories with her camera for more than 30 years. She has traveled to all continents in search of adventure and photographic opportunities. She is particularly celebrated for her passion for Canada and the Arctic.
A Canadian Nikon Ambassador, her images appear on magazine covers, in numerous publications, exhibitions and embassies worldwide. Her iconic images appear on a Royal Canadian Mint coin and on Canada Post stamps. Michelle received the Louise Kamookak Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in 2019 and was the overall winner of the 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2021.
Michelle’s work extends beyond photography. In 2009, she founded Project North, a not-for-profit organization committed to delivering education and sport-based opportunities to youth in Canada’s Arctic. Since its inception, $1,000,000 in new sports equipment has been delivered to more than 30 northern communities in Canada.
Michelle is the first Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence and she has published 4 books. Michelle is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and an International Fellow of the Explorer's Club in New York City.
Please visit www.michellevalberg.com to see more of Michelle’s work. We donate 10% of Michelle’s scarf sales to charity, and she has chosen to support the Nature Foundation (www.foundation.nature.ca) and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (www.rcgs.org).