Marcia Michael studied photography at London College of Communication. During these studies, Marcia explored and commented on 'black' family history. Marcia’s handling of her chosen subject matter is direct and engaging. It has been celebrated and acknowledged nationally and internationally for example in the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and also a winner in other prestigious international photography awards. Marcia has continued to use her family in her photographic projects; these are ultimately made from the perspective of a black British woman cited within the colonial / post-colonial narratives of Britain and the unique impact this condition has had on the nation of family, history and representation.