Michael Semak

Blank Profile Picture
Michael Semak
Professor Emeritus
Department of Visual Art & Art History

A professional photographer whose work has been exhibited in more than 300 solo and group shows, Professor Semak received his technical training in photography with Canadian Kodak. His photographs have garnered many awards in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including the Gold Medal for a solo exhibition and book on Ghana produced by the National Film Board of Canada, two Awards for Excellence in Photo Journalism given by Pravda, and an Excellence F.I.A.P. (Switzerland) Diploma.

Michael Semak’s photographs are found in many private and public collections, among them the National Film Board and the National Gallery of Canada, George Eastman House, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Public Archives of Canada.