Michelle Burdine uses a range of various photographic processes––from cyanotype to digital prints––to observe and document the ways in which objects and people chafe at change within the systems of the civilized world. Though primarily a photographer, Burdine expands her material vocabulary with organic matter––like paper and her own menstrual blood––as well as the constructed space of installation. Burdine's practice is rooted in her embodied self and the innate sympathies she has with the rhythms of the natural world's cycles of life, death, and profound loss.
Burdine holds a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University (2019); a Master of Humanities from Wright State University (2013); and a BA in Humanities from Antioch Midwest (2005), and an AAS from the Ohio Institute of Photography (1995). Burdine has been teaching photography at the post-secondary level since 2007. She is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Centre College in Danville, KY.