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My name is Michael Courier and I'm a photographer

Since 2013, I've been a performing arts and event photographer in Chicago. I worked mostly with nonprofit cultural institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Architecture Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Porchlight Music Theatre. My work was seen locally and nationally in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Due to Covid-19, the pandemic, and the subsequent health and safety guidelines, I've refocused my business around environmental art and advocacy — primarily focusing on Lake Michigan, the Great Lakes region, water issues, and pollution.

Note: I'm currently redesigning my website, moving it away from events and performing arts photography, and updating it with new work and information. You can still view my professional photography portfolios, and I am still available for outdoor events that adhere to health and safety guidelines.