Michael Koch was born 1973 in Braunschweig, he lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
He studied communication design, art and photography and history of photography in Essen,
at Folkwang University, from 1998 to 2004 (Diploma).
His photographic work was exhibited internationally -
in Germany at Galerie Voss, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Museum für angewandte Kunst Gera and Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus Augsburg; at LosAngeles Center for Digital Art, Photo Miami, USA; Millepiani, Rome, Italy and in the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK, to name a few.
He received several awards - like in the John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award in 2002,
Aenne-Biermann-Prize for contemporary german photography in 2005, Monochrome Photography Award 2016 - or in the Nominee Award in Nature in the 2017 Photogrvphy Grant.
Koch has been featured in: Der Greif, magazine for photography and literature, phases magazine, supermassiveblackhole magazine, and U Mag, Magazin der Popkultur und Gegenwart