Michael Hanson is an award-winning Pacific Northwest-based photographer/filmmaker. Michael's photography career began while playing professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves Organization. His in-depth storytelling work has taken him around the world for clients such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Apple, and Starbucks. His fine art work remains in the Sir Elton John Permanent Collection. Michael teaches as a Nat Geo Expert on NG Expeditions.



POYi 2017

Communication Arts 2017

PDN30 2013

America's Top Travel Photographers, Popular Photography, 2011

Images of the Year, American Photo, 2009

Banff Film Festival, 2010

National Geographic Viewer's Choice, 2009

ADDY for MS Society TV Spot, 2013

FYI, Folio Eddie Award, 2009



Life, Annenburg Space for Photography, Selected Works, 2016

The Fence, Republic of Baseball, 2016

Featherstone Gallery, Portraits of the Omo, 2014

Sir Elton John Collection, Portraits of the Omo, 2012

Bare Hands Gallery, Nahuala, Guatemala, 2006


Selected Clients

The New York Times, Getty Images, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Outside Magazine, Agence France-Press, Apple, Starbucks, REI, Eddie Bauer, Nike, Patagonia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Geographic Traveler + Adventure, Smithsonian