Michael Tummings, born in 1966 in London as the son of a Jamaican immigrant, sees himself as a world citizen. Confronted from early on with concepts such as origin, nationality, and social belonging, the camera became his instrument for overcoming cultural barriers. In addition to his commercial work for prestigious international clients, Tummings has also created a diverse portfolio of artistic photography over the last 15 years. Driven by anthropological curiosity, he faces the Other with great openness, aware of the equality of all people in their striving for happiness.
For several years, the artist accompanied the Lost Tribe, a community of solar eclipse hunters and open-air dancers, and followed nomads in the Himalayas. Since 2008, he has dedicated himself to the theme of hunting, the oldest form of the subjugation of nature by mankind. A publication in this series under the title Hidden will soon be released by the Kehrer Verlag publishing house, Heidelberg.
In 2011, Michael Tummings was invited to go and work for the Lightwork photography institute in Syracuse. He displayed his pictures at several group exhibitions, including at the Houston FotoFest (2012) and at the 40 Years of Lightwork exhibition in New York (2013).
In 2014, the photographer and artist Michael Tummings created his first figurative work at the Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg in close collaboration with the master workshops. His piece "Huntsman I" will be presented to the public for the first time in fall 2014.
Michael Tummings lives and works in Munich.
Michael Tummings in an interview.