Michele Asselin explores the impact of social constructs on human experience. She uses techniques of editorial photography to examine how people and places come to reflect the larger systems of which they are a part. Early in her career, she worked for the Associated Press in the Middle East while living in Jerusalem. As an editorial photographer in the US, she created memorable portraits of the people of our time. She has been commissioned for portraits of some of America's most well-known people, including Meryl Streep, Joe Biden, Martin Scorsese, Sir Ian McKellen, and Hillary Clinton. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Esquire, New York magazine, Wired, and Fortune, and has been on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and Time. Asselin has been an artist-in-residence at the National Domestic Workers Alliance and collaborated on projects with social organizations such as Street to Home in New York City and the Facial Paralysis Institute in Los Angeles. She has completed public art commissions in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., and is working on a public installation for the City of Inglewood, slated for 2020. Michele Asselin lives and works in Los Angeles.