During a two month stay in London, Michael Appelt discovered his passion for photography.
He decided to enter the two-year course of lectures for photography in Vienna.
Between 1993 and 2006 Michael Appelt was a member of Agency Anzenberger.

In 2003 the photobook "Births" was published by Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin.
In 2004 he won the Humanity Photo Award - Category 'Traditional Rites' with "Birth in Russia".
In 2016 he won 3rd place at the Tokyo International Foto Awards - Category 'People-Self-Portrait'.

Michael Appelt lives in Vienna, Austria.

Group Exhibitions:
2004 "Birth in Russia", Guangzhou, China
2004 "Siberia", Spiegelhaus Brandstwiete, Hamburg
2006 "Home", Gallery Time, Vienna
2008 "Interpersonal", Brick 5, Vienna
2010 "I and I and the Others", Galerie am Park, Vienna
2011 "Dangerous Minds", Fotoforum Braunau
2012 "Selected Austrian Photography", Gallery 33 temporary con temporary, Vienna
2014 "Selbstporträt 2014", KMG Art Gallery, Vienna
2014 "The Professionals' Selfies", West 46, Vienna
2017 "Menschenbilder", Prater 74, Vienna
2018 "Menschenbilder", Festival La Gacilly, Baden
 
Solo Exhibitions:
2012 "I and I", Gallery 33 temporary con temporary, Vienna