Military Visual Awards

MVA Photographer of the Year

2018 Winner

Michel Sauret

Michel Sauret, is the 2018 Military Visual Awards Photographer of the Year, 2018 Army Reserve Storyteller of the Year and 2008 Army Journalist of the Year for work he produced in Iraq while deployed with the Army public affairs.
Michel is also independent author and photographer. He has published three works of fiction, including “Amidst Traffic” which won the 2012 International Book Awards and placed as a finalist in three other nationwide book competitions. His latest novel, “Jump” was released in May 2016.
As a photographer, Michel documents the lives of military service members, and is the owner of One Way Street Production, with his wife, Heather, which specializes in lifestyle family and wedding photography.
Michel published his first novel, “Breathing God” at the age of 19. He studied creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh, and has short stories published in literary journals around the world, including in the U.S., Great Britain and Australia.
Michel joined the Army in 2002, but has served as a public affairs specialist for the U.S. Army since 2006. His stories, photography and videos have won several Brumfield, Keith L. Ware, Thomas Jefferson, Defense Media Activity and MILPHOG Awards, serving to promote the military and the Army life to nationwide and international audiences. His military writing and photography has been published by dozens of websites, newspapers and magazines, to include the National Geographic, USA Today and the Army Times. His short story, “Lost in the Night” appeared in the anthology, “Best New Writing, 2008″ and his story, “Three Straws” earned honorable mention in the Monty Culver Award in 2010.
Michel is married to his God-honoring wife, Heather, and together they have four sons: Phoenix, Asher, Anakai and Zephan.


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