Michael David Rose

Michael David Rose

San Francisco, CA, US



Michael David Rose has practiced the art of photography since 1989.  Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College with a major in photography. He also completed post-graduate photography programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Michael interned and then was hired as an associate at Hedrich Blessing where he worked for 4 years. He also served as the staff photographer for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago for 2 years.   In 2003 Michael started his own photography firm, Michael David Rose Photography (MDRP).

MDRP secured its first job when Engberg Anderson Design Partnership (EADP) selected MDRP to photograph the Kenosha Public Museum. The projects Michael documented with EADP won several awards including The Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation and the International Institute for Masonry Design. In the first five years of MDRP Michael worked for 49 different design firms on over 150 projects.

Michael moved the MDRP offices to San Francisco in 2007. Recent publications include Wallpaper* City Guides, Green Source Magazine, Art Forum, New York Times and Conde Nast .   Recent clients have taken Michael to locations including Chicago, St. Louis, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Boston.  Michael is a Professional Affiliate of the AIA San Francisco and a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club.

Michael's new photography studio is located in the heart of the thriving Mission District, San Francisco, California.  He resides in Noe Valley with his wife, Cary, and daughter Cassidy, and their standard poodle Sake.  When he is not behing the camera you can find him sailing the San Francisco Bay, or fly fishing the Tetons in Jackson, Wyoming.


Jul 2003 - current

Museum of Contemporary Art , Chicago, Photographer

Feb 2006 - Feb 2009

Hedrich Blessing, Photography Associate

Jan 1999 - Jul 2003

Center for Creative Photography, Curatorial Assistant

May 1997 - May 1999


University of Arizona, Art Education

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999

Kenyon College, Bachelors, Studio Art

Sep 1994 - Sep 1997
May 1997 - Aug 1997
May 1993 - Aug 1993


Robert H. Hallstein Award, 1st Place

The award is granted to a senior art major whose consistently high level of artistic accomplishment in studio art courses is recognized by the art department faculty.


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