Michael Nelson has been a commercial photographer in the Hudson Valley for over 40 years, ever since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology. Originally from the foothills of Virginia, he found a kinship with the same mountain range in the Hudson Highlands and decided to make this area his home.
Over these past years Michael has taught through various organizations, from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to the Storm King Art Center, The Museum of the Hudson highlands, as well as numerous workshops in his studio in Saugerties. Michael has also been active in exhibiting in numerous venues and galleries. At present, he is working on a 9 part video/documentary of the Oshokan Rail Trails for the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Michael is awaiting publication of his photo book “Cuba before the American’s arrive” which will be available in the next couple of months.