Born in Denver, Michael Lundgren spent his formative years in the hills of upstate New York, roaming the fields and woods behind his home. Lundgren received his BFA in photography from RIT in 1997 and his MFA in photography from ASU in 2003, where he has taught photography since 2004. His 2008 monograph, Transfigurations, was published by Radius Books. He is coauthor of After the Ruins: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire with photographer Mark Klett. Lundgren was recently nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award, the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, the Silverstein Photography Annual, and was a finalist in the Aperture West Book Prize. He is represented by ClampArt, in New York City and his work is included in the fine art collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark, the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, as well numerous private collections.