About Michael Nigro
Michael Nigro is an award-winning filmmaker, six-time Emmy-nominated writer-director and multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn, New York.
His penchant for breaking news and social justice movements has put him at the forefront of some of the most crucial stories of our times including, Occupy Wall Street, Standing Rock, the 2016 presidential election, Charlottesville, covering the immigration crisis in multiple locations in Mexico, the Yellow Vest Movement in France, the Protests in Hong Kong, and the January 6th Capitol Riots to name a few.
In 2019, the LA Press Club recognized Nigro's work on the US-Mexico border with a second-place award for Best News Photo Essay. His photography also shortlisted him for the British D&AD International Photography Award and he was a recipient of the Art & Activism Photography Prize by the Theo Westenberger Estates. He was also part of the Social Documentary Network's 2018 group show and 10th-anniversary celebration.
As a photojournalist his work has been featured in dozens of publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, The Intercept, Rolling Stone, Time, and his video journalism has been broadcast on NBC, HBO, ABC, Showtime, among others. His Livestream coverage as a frontline correspondent of breaking news for BuzzFeed News, Truthdig, and other outlets has garnered over 15 million views and counting.
He is also in production on his next documentary about 29 maximum-security inmates who penned a play under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges.
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