Born in Liverpool, Michael Birt studied photography at The Arts University College Bournemouth. He has since been working in London and New York, taking portraits for publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer, The Independent Sunday Review, Easy Living, Radio Times, Glamour, Spectrum, Marie Claire, Tatler, Loaded and Q Magazine. In addition he has worked in the US for the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, People, Time, Fortune, Forbes, and Tina Brown’s Talk Magazine, where he was under contract. Special Stills Photography: Pride and Prejudice BBC, Emma ITV. Old Vic Theatre, Advertising and marketing photography. Exhibitions: Birt has also exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe and US, including at the National Portrait Gallery, where he has over thirty portraits in their collection. Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, solo show 1984.