Michael Crouser (born 1962) is an American fine art and commercial photographer best known for his black and white photographs that merge fine art and documentary imagery.
Los Toros (Twin Palms Publishers 2007), Crouser’s first monograph, was awarded first prize in the Fine Art Book category at 2008 International Photography Awards and his prints can be found in the permanent collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2012 Leica Gallery of New York City presented Michael Crouser: A Mid-Career Retrospective featuring the work of four distinct series from 25 years of photographs. Crouser eschews digital methods in his work, preferring Tri-X film and the traditional darkroom. He currently divides his time between his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Brooklyn, New York.