I am a dad, husband, writer, photographer, podcaster, book artist, and (to pay the bills) electrical engineer. I am always tired.
I live in San Diego, California with my wife, three kids, and dog. Of the six of us, I'm the least charming, interesting, or attractive. I'd say that puts me in a pretty good position.
All of my work, whether photography, writing, book arts, or podcasting, is about looking closer. The world is an amazing, beautiful, and mysterious place, but often you must intentionally look closer in order to see it. Slow down. Notice things. All we have is time.
- Email: mike (at) sakeriver (dot) com
- Facebook: Michael Sakasegawa Photography
- Twitter: @sakeriver
- Instagram: @sakeriver
- Podcast: Keep the Channel Open
- TinyLetter: The Best of Intentions
Nonfiction, Personal Essays, Op/Ed
- Rule Breakers: Brandon Thibodeaux - Don't Take Pictures, 28 Jan 2019.
- The Lie Beneath the Story of My Family’s Asian American Dream - Catapult, 9 Nov 2017.
- A Predictable Trend in Photography Criticism - PetaPixel, 7 Jun 2016.
Awards, Competitions, Honors
- Runner-up, Popular Vote. Onward Compé '15.
- In Detail. Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Wellfleet, MA. Nov 27 - Dec 8, 2015.
- Marvelous Things. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT. Jan 13 - Feb 6, 2015.
- Size Matters. Low Gallery. San Diego, CA. Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2015.
- Black and White. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
- Still Life. Escondido Municipal Gallery. Escondido, CA.
- Black & White. Escondido Municipal Gallery. Escondido, CA.
- Spring Is Here. Vista Wellness Center. Vista, CA.
- Lights, Shadows, and Reflections. Escondido Municipal Gallery. Escondido, CA.
- California. Vista Wellness Center. Vista, CA.
- Family Exhibition. Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Detroit, MI.
- Family. F-Stop Magazine. Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2016
- Family Matters. PhotoPlace Gallery, Online Photo Annex. Middlebury, VT. Jul 28 - Aug 21, 2015
- At Home. Don't Take Pictures. Aug 26 - Nov 24, 2015
- "Open Account: Mike Sakasegawa, Artist & Advocate." Minerva News. Dec 12, 2018.
- "Art & Life with Michael Sakasegawa." SD Voyager. Nov 26, 2018.
- Episode 21: Keep the Channel Open + WMFA. WMFA podcast. Dec 6, 2017.
- Episode #5 - Mike Sakasegawa. The Creative Bar podcast. Jun 9, 2016
- "Mike Sakasegawa: Sheets: A Love Letter." Lenscratch. Feb 13, 2016.
- "Photographer captures time between time 'In Detail'." Provincetown Banner. Nov 26, 2015
- "Mike Sakasegawa: All Good Things." Lenscratch. Nov 24, 2015.
- "Work From The Medium Festival of Photography 2014—Part One." A Photo Editor. Nov 28, 2014.
- BS, Engineering. Harvey Mudd College. Claremont, CA. 2001
- Carmel High School. Carmel, CA. 1997