Michael Nigro is an award-winning filmmaker, six-time Emmy-nominated writer-director and multi-media journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. His penchant for citizen journalism has put him at the forefront of some of the most crucial social justice platforms of our times including, Occupy Wall Street, Standing Rock, Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, to name a few.
Nigro's photography shortlisted him for the British D&AD International Photography Award and he was a recipient of the Art & Activism Photography Prize by the Theo Westenberger Estates. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Vice, The Intercept, NPR, Time and Rolling Stone to name a few. He is a frequent contributor for Truthdig and currently a frontline correspondent for BuzzFeed News.
He is also in production on his next documentary about 29 maximum security inmates who penned a play under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges.