Michelle Loukidis received her photographic training at TUT in Tshwane. She worked as a commercial photographer for over 10 years. However, her keen interests in photographic development led her to education where she has trained and mentored young photographers from all over Africa for over 20 years. In 2018 she founded a small woman based photographic art school, Through The Lens Collective in Johannesburg, South Africa . A fine artist herself, she has exhibited her photographs in solo and group exhibitions. Michelle prefers working in film using medium format cameras, where she feels a certain amount of the magic of photography is still retained. She works and lives in Johannesburg.