From Alasdair Foster’s interview with Michelle Sank for Talking Pictures:
Michelle Sank’s approach to environmental portraiture can seem deceptively simple: young people photographed in an interior or exterior space with which they are connected. Yet she brings remarkable care and nuance to the delicate balance between dignity and disclosure. This is the ordinary recognised for its very extraordinariness. The subjects of her photographs are neither sensationalised nor stereotyped. No judgment is made. We meet each as an individual. What connects them is a time of life, a crossing from one state of being to another, which each of us negotiates in our own way.