Michael Knapstein

Michael is a fine-art photographer who has earned international recognition for his insightful and nuanced visual exploration of the American Midwest. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, his photographs have earned hundreds of national and international awards and have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Knapstein’s photographs are included in numerous corporate and private collections, as well as the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY), the Dubuque Museum of Art (Dubuque, IA) and the Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI). Michael was recently named International Landscape Photographer of the Year at the 5th Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Spain. He was also included among “14 Inspiring American Artists” by Skillshare and Feature Shoot magazine.

Email: mknapstein@yahoo.com

Web: www.knapsteinphotography.com

Instagram: @mknapstein


After the Storm


Canal Seed & Feed






Hay Bale


Prairie Church


Linda’s Farm


Big Foot Pass Presbyterian Church, Midland, South Dakota


Swing of Time


All images © Michael Knapstein




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