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MATT EICH
Norfolk, Virginia
+ 1-757-319-7053
www.matteichphoto.com
studio@matteichphoto.com

Born 1986 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

EDUCATION
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, MFA in Photography, Hartford Art School, Class of 2016
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, BS in Photojournalism, School of Visual Communication, 2008

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “At the Root” (Norfolk, VA) 2015
The Half King, “The Invisible Yoke” (New York, NY) 2014
Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Chicago, IL) 2014
Sweet Briar College, Babcock Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Sweet Briar, VA) 2013
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, “The Seven Cities” (Virginia Beach, VA) 2013
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Denver, CO) 2012
Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Norfolk, VA) 2012
Blue Sky Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Portland, OR) 2011
Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Norfolk, VA) 2011
Houston Center For Photography, “Carry Me Ohio” (Houston, TX) 2010

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS
Visa pour l’image, International Festival of Photojournalism, “We, the Free” (Perpignan, France) 2015
Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival, The Photobook Exhibition (Athens, Greece) 2015
Light Work, “Perspective,” Selections from the Light Work Collection (Syracuse, NY) 2015
Kominek Gallery, “Dreams of Dogs” (Berlin, Germany) 2015
Mt. Ida College, “New Visionaries: Photographers who Bridge Art + Commerce” (Newton, MA) 2015
New York Public Library, “Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing in Photography” (New York, NY) 2014
The College of William & Mary, “Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography” (Williamsburg, VA) 2014
The Portland Art Museum, “40 Years of Blue Sky” (Portland, OR) 2014
PhotoVille, “A survey of documentary styles in 21st Century Photobooks” (New York, NY) 2013
Nelson-Atkins Museum, “Making Pictures of People”, Curated by Andy Adams/FlakPhoto
Cortona Festival on the Move, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Cortona, Italy) 2013
Washington Project for the Arts, SELECT Auction (Washington, DC) 2013
25CPW, “Greater Than The Sum”, LUCEO Group Exhibition, (New York, NY) 2012
Athens Photo Festival, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town,” Curated by Sam Barzilay, (Athens, Greece) 2011
Bridge PAI, Altered States: LUCEO Group Exhibition, Curated by Brian Paul Clamp, (Charlottesville, VA) 2011
Slideluck Potshow XVI, Curated by Whitney Johnson, (New York, NY) 2011
The New York Photo Festival, “Hope”, Curated by Enrico Bossan, (New York, NY) 2011
Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, (Virginia Beach, VA) 2011
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ctrl+P, (Chicago, IL), 2011
FotoWeekDC, FLASH, Discover Series, (Washington, DC) 2011
Midwest Center for Photography, Juried Exhibition, (Wichita, Kansas) 2011
25CPW, Altered States: LUCEO Group Exhibition, Curated by Brian Paul Clamp, (New York, NY) 2011
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Photo Forum 2010, (Houston, TX) 2010
The Dairy Barn, APPALACHIA!, Juried Exhibition, (Athens, OH) 2010
Getty Images Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (London, UK) 2010
Center for Fine Art Photography, “Strange Beauty” Juried Exhibition (Fort Collins, CO) 2010
Houston Center For Photography, 28th Annual Juried Exhibition (Houston, TX) 2010
Grifin Museum of Photography, 16th Annual Juried Exhibition (Winchester, MA) 2010
Center for Fine Art Photography, “Consumption” Juried Exhibition (Fort Collins, CO) 2010
LOOKbetween, Featured Artist Projection, “An Altered State of Being”, (Charlottesville, VA) 2010
Visionaris Festival, “Love In The First Person”, (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) 2010
Griffin Museum of Photography, Flash Forward 2009 (Winchester, MA) 2010
Clark | Oshin Gallery, PDN’s 30 2010, (Los Angeles, CA) 2010
25CPW, “Make-Do”, LUCEO + MJR, (New York, NY) 2010
Lennox Contemporary, Flash Forward 2009 (Toronto, ON) 2009
LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, Slideluck Potshow, (Charlottesville, VA) 2009
Booksmart Gallery, Pause to Begin (Rochester, NY) 2009
Getty Images Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship, “Carry Me Ohio,” (London, UK) 2008
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism (Hannover, GER) 2008
Prix de la Photographie Paris: Px3 (Paris, FR) 2008
LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, SHOTS IX (Charlottesville, VA) 2007
Art Cologne (Cologne, GER) 2006
Getty Images Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship, (London, UK) 2006
Apotheke Gallery (Portland, OR) 2006
Pingyao International Photography Festival (Beijing, CHN) 2006

ACCOLADES
Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, April 2015
American Photography 31, Chosen, March 2015
Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, *Finalist, May 2014
Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, May 2014
Aperture Portfolio Prize, *Runner-Up, April 2014
American Photography 30, Selected, March 2014
Art Director’s Club, Young Guns 11, November 2013
Light Work, Artist-in-Residence, July 2013
The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, May 2013
The Oxford American, New Superstar of Southern Art, February 2012
Communication Arts Photo Annual, July 2011
Photo District News, The Curator, Photo Essay/Series, May 2011
The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, May 2011
CENTER, Editor’s Choice Award, Juror Todd James, National Geographic, March 2011
Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, May 2011
POYi 68, Community Awareness Award, Finalist, February 2011
photo-eye Best Books of 2010, “Carry Me Ohio”, Selected by Larissa Leclair, January 2011
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, *Finalist, November 2010
Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artists for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town”, November 2010
Blurb Photography Book Now, People’s Choice Award for “Carry Me Ohio”, August 2010
Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town,” July 2010
F25 Award for Concerned Photography, June 2010
Review Santa Fe, CENTER, June 2010
PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, March 2010
American Photography 26, Selected, March 2010
POYi 67, 2nd Place Science and Natural History, February 2010
Houston Center For Photography, Juried Fellowship Recipient, December 2009
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, May 2009
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Bright Spark Award, May 2009
Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, May 2009
American Photography 25, Selected, April 2009
POYi 66, Community Awareness Award, February 2009
SportsShooter.com Student Photographer of the Year, February 2009
New Documentarian Award for “Carry Me Ohio”, January 2009
Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artists for “Carry Me Ohio”, December 2008
Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Carry Me Ohio,” June 2008
Px3: Prix de la Photographie Paris, 1st Place Non-Pro Feature Story, Best of Category, May 2008
Ohio University Outstanding Senior in Photojournalism, April 2008
Pause, To Begin, one of fifteen selected artists, April 2008
American Photography 24, four images selected for book, March 2008
American Photo Magazine’s 15 Photo Pioneers of 2007, August 2007
Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers of 2007, May 2007
Canon Student Explorer of Light Award through Photo District News Photo Annual, May 2007
Southern Short Course Student Photographer of the Year and HM Feature Picture Story, April 2007
POYi 64, 3rd Place, Magazine Issue Reporting Picture Story, March 2007
Atlanta Photojournalism Conference, 2nd Place, Best Student Portfolio, December 2006
61st College Photographer of the Year – Gold Portfolio, and various other awards in CPOY 61, November 2006
Epson Art Photo Award, Best Selected Work, September 2006
Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Growing Up In Rural Poverty,” June 2006
School of Visual Communications Founders Vision Award for “America’s Culture of Poverty,” May 2006
$10,000 Nikon Achievement Scholarship at Eddie Adams Workshop XVIII for Best Student Work, October 2005

COLLECTIONS
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Portland Art Museum, Light Work, The New York Public Library, Indie Photobook Library, Sentara Healthcare St. Luke’s Hospital, and a number of private collections.

GRANTS
Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grant, June 2015
Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, *Finalist, February 2015
CDS Lange-Taylor Grant, *Finalist, September 2014
W. Eugene Smith Grant, *Finalist, August 2014
Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, for “Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town” September 2013
CDS Lange-Taylor Grant, *Finalist, September 2013
National Geographic Magazine Grant for Photography, December 2011
NPPA Short Grant for “The Seven Cities,” November 2011
ShootQ Grant for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town,” October 2011
Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, August 2011
National Geographic Innovation in Storytelling Grant, November 2010
W. Eugene Smith Grant, *Finalist, August 2009
Editorial Photographers Education Grant, June 2008
Alexia Foundation Student Grant, 1st Place, February 2008
Provost Undergraduate Research Fund Grant, October 2006

SCHOLARSHIPS
Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School, 2015
NPPF Bob East Scholarship, 2015
NPPF Career Expansion Scholarship, 2014
Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School, 2014
Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship, April 2008
Reid Blackburn Memorial Scholarship, April 2008
Kodak Professional Scholarship, April 2007
National Press Photographer’s Bob East Scholarship, April 2007
George Smith Memorial Scholarship from the VNPA, March 2007
National Press Photographers Foundation Still Scholarship, May 2006

CLIENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
AARP Bulletin, Al Jazeera America, American Federation of Teachers, American Photo, Apple, Bloomberg News, British Journal of Photography, Builder, BusinessWeek, Canadian Opera Company, Center For American Progress, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Days Japan, Developer, E/The Environmental Magazine, Ecocolo, Education Week, Esquire, The FADER, GEO, GQ, Grazia, Harper’s, HotShoe, Issue, MediaStorm.org, Men’s Journal, Modern Farmer, More, Mother Jones, National Geographic, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Nike, The Orange County-Register, The Oregonian, The Oxford American, Photo District News, PRIVATE, R/GA, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sentara Healthcare, Smithsonian Magazine, Spot, The Sunday Herald (UK), The Sunday (London) Times, Tiffany & Company, TIME, TIME.com, US News & World Report, The Virginian-Pilot, Vocativ.com, Wallpaper*, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Magazine, WIRED, Women’s Health, ZOOM, Zmala

EXPERIENCE
LUCEO Images, Founding Member, 2007 – 2012
Aurora Select, Assignment Photographer, New York, NY, 2008 – 2009
National Geographic, Washington D.C., Photography Intern, 2008
The Oregonian, Portland, OR, Photography Intern, 2007
Truth With A Camera, Norfolk, VA, Volunteer, 2006
The Orange County-Register, Santa Ana, CA, Photography Intern, 2006
Eddie Adams Workshop XVIII, Jeffersonville, NY, Attendee, 2005
Truth With A Camera, Norfolk, VA, Attendee, 2004

BOOKS
Carry Me Ohio, Sturm & Drang, 2016
Family Photography Now, Thames & Hudson, 2016 (group)
iRevolution, Postcart, 2016 (group)
The Invisible Yoke, self-published, Limited Edition of 12, 2014
Flash Forward 2014, The Magenta Foundation (group)
American Photography 30, 2014 (group)
Flash Forward 2013, The Magenta Foundation (group)
Blue Sky 10/11, 2012 (group)
Flash Forward 2011, The Magenta Foundation (group)
Carry Me Ohio, self-published, Limited Edition of 100, 2010
American Photography 26, 2010 (group)
Pause, To Begin, 2010 (group)
Joop Swart Masterclass 2009, “Touch”, World Press Photo (group)
Flash Forward 2009, The Magenta Foundation (group)
American Photography 25, 2009 (group)
The Day The World Stopped to Run, 2008 (group)
American Photography 24, 2008 (group)
Flash Forward 2007, The Magenta Foundation (group)

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE VENUES
University of Southern Mississippi, March 2015
Hampton University, March 2015
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, November 2014
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, November 2014
Collaborations for Cause Conference, Seattle, WA, September 2014
The Image Deconstructed Workshop, April 2014
University of Mississippi, March 2014
Michigan Press Photographer’s Association, February 2014
Gage Gallery, February 2014
Roosevelt University, February 2014
New York University, November 2013
Sweet Briar College, October 2013
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, September 2013
Ohio University, September 2013
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, April 2012
American University, Washington, DC, November 2011
New York Photo Festival, New York City, May 2011
NPPA Northern Short Course, Providence, Rhode Island, March 2011
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, February 2011
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, February 2011
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, October, 2010
Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2010
Houston Center for Photography, May 2010
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, September 2009
Annenberg Center for Photography, POYi 66 Awards Ceremony, July 2009
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, April, 2009