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MATT EICH

Charlottesville, Virginia
+ 1-757-319-7053
www.matteichphoto.com
studio@matteichphoto.com

Born 1986 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017, The Bridge PAI, “Carry Me Ohio” (Charlottesville, VA)
2017, Bildband, “Carry Me Ohio” (Berlin, Germany)
2017, Ohio University, School of Visual Communication Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Athens, OH)
2016, jdc Fine Art, “Carry Me Ohio” (San Diego, CA)
2015, Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “At the Root” (Norfolk, VA)
2014, The Half King, “The Invisible Yoke” (New York, NY)
2014, Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Chicago, IL)
2013, Sweet Briar College, Babcock Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Sweet Briar, VA)
2013, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, “The Seven Cities” (Virginia Beach, VA)
2012, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Denver, CO)
2012, Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Norfolk, VA)
2011, Blue Sky Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Portland, OR)
2011, Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Norfolk, VA)
2010, Houston Center For Photography, “Carry Me Ohio” (Houston, TX)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS
2018, Halsey Institute, “Southbound: photographs of and about the New South” (Charleston, SC)
2017, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, “Constant as the Sun” (Cleveland, OH)
2017, The Southern, “Paradise Out-Front” (Charleston, SC)
2016, Legal Aid Society of Atlanta, Picturing Justice (Atlanta, GA)
2016, Slover Library, “Facing South” (Norfolk, VA)
2016, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, “One Finger Off” MFA Thesis Exhibition (West Hartford, CT)
2016, Candela Gallery, “Unbound5” (Richmond, VA)
2015, The Ogden Museum, “Currents” (New Orleans, LA)
2015, Blue Sky Gallery, “40/40″ (Portland, OR)
2015, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, “Ones-To-Watch 2015″ (Atlanta, GA)
2015, Visa pour l’image, “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)
2014, 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)
2013, 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
2013, Cortona Festival on the Move, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Cortona, Italy)
2013, Washington Project for the Arts, SELECT Auction (Washington, DC)
2012, 25CPW, “Greater Than The Sum”, LUCEO Group Exhibition, (New York, NY)
2011, 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 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)
2010, 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, Griffin 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)
2009, 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)
2008, 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)
2007, LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, SHOTS IX (Charlottesville, VA)
2006, 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)

SELECTED ACCOLADES
2016, TIME, LightBox, 51 Instagram Photographers to Follow in the United States
2016, Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual
2016, American Photography 32, Chosen
2015, Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual
2015, American Photography 31, Chosen
2014, Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, *Finalist
2014, Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual,
2014, Aperture Portfolio Prize, *Runner-Up
2014, American Photography 30, Selected
2013, Art Director’s Club, Young Guns 11
2013, Light Work, Artist-in-Residence
2013, The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward
2012, The Oxford American, New Superstar of Southern Art
2011, Communication Arts Photo Annual
2011, Photo District News, The Curator, Photo Essay/Series
2011, The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward
2011, CENTER, Editor’s Choice Award, Juror Todd James, National Geographic
2011, Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual
2011, POYi 68, Community Awareness Award, *Finalist
2011, photo-eye Best Books of 2010, “Carry Me Ohio”, Selected by Larissa Leclair
2010, CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, *Finalist
2010, Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artists for
2010, Blurb Photography Book Now, People’s Choice Award for “Carry Me Ohio”
2010, Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town”
2010, F25 Award for Concerned Photography
2010, Review Santa Fe, CENTER
2010, PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch
2010, American Photography 26, Selected
2010, POYi 67, 2nd Place Science and Natural History
2009, Houston Center For Photography, Juried Fellowship Recipient
2009, World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
2009, Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Bright Spark Award
2009, Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual
2009, American Photography 25, Selected
2009, POYi 66, Community Awareness Award
2009, SportsShooter.com Student Photographer of the Year
2009, New Documentarian Award for “Carry Me Ohio”
2008, Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artists for “Carry Me Ohio”
2008, Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Carry Me Ohio”
2008, Px3: Prix de la Photographie Paris, Best of Category
2008, Ohio University Outstanding Senior in Photojournalism
2008, Pause, To Begin, one of fifteen selected artists
2008, American Photography 24, four images selected for book
2007, American Photo Magazine’s 15 Photo Pioneers of 2007
2007, Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers of 2007
2007, Canon Student Explorer of Light Award through PDN Photo Annual
2007, Southern Short Course Student Photographer of the Year
2007, POYi 64, 3rd Place, Magazine Issue Reporting Picture Story
2006, Atlanta Photojournalism Conference, 2nd Place, Best Student Portfolio
2006, 61st College Photographer of the Year – Gold Portfolio
2006, Epson Art Photo Award, Best Selected Work
2006, Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Growing Up In Rural Poverty”
2006, School of Visual Communications Founders Vision Award
2005, $10,000 Nikon Achievement Scholarship at Eddie Adams Workshop XVIII

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (books)
Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT (books)
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (prints)
James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (books)
Light Work Collection, Syracuse, NY (prints)
The Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University, Athens, OH (books and prints)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX (prints)
Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY (books)
The New York Public Library, New York, NY (books and prints)
The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (prints)
Sentara Healthcare St. Luke’s Hospital, Smithfield, VA (prints)
Numerous private collections.

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2017, VMFA Professional Fellowship
2015, Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, for “Carry Me Ohio
2015, W. Eugene Smith Grant, *Finalist
2015, Economic Hardship Reporting Project Grant
2015, Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, *Finalist
2014, CDS Lange-Taylor Grant, *Finalist
2014, W. Eugene Smith Grant, *Finalist
2013, Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, for “Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town
2013, CDS Lange-Taylor Grant, *Finalist
2011, National Geographic Magazine Grant for Photography
2011, NPPA Short Grant for “The Seven Cities”
2011, ShootQ Grant for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town”
2011, Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
2010, National Geographic Innovation in Storytelling Grant
2009, W. Eugene Smith Grant, *Finalist
2008, Editorial Photographers Education Grant
2008, Alexia Foundation Student Grant, 1st Place
2006, Provost Undergraduate Research Fund Grant

CLIENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
6mois, AARP Bulletin, Al Jazeera America, American Federation of Teachers, American Photo, Apple, Bloomberg News, BASF, British Journal of Photography, Builder, BusinessWeek, BuzzFeed, BVK, Canadian Opera Company, Center For American Progress, The Chronicle of Higher Education, CNN, Days Japan, Developer, E/The Environmental Magazine, Ecocolo, Education Week, Esquire, The FADER, GEO, GQ, Grazia, Harper’s, HotShoe, Issue, Mare, MediaStorm.org, Men’s Journal, Modern Farmer, More, Mother Jones, Ms. Magazine, National Geographic, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Nike, The Orange County-Register, The Oregonian, Outside, The Oxford American, Photo District News, Plough Quarterly, PRIVATE, R/GA, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sentara Healthcare, Smithsonian Magazine, Spot, STAT, The Sunday Herald (UK), The Sunday (London) Times, Tages-Anzeiger, Tiffany & Company, TIME, TIME.com, US News & World Report, United Way Worldwide, Virginia Magazine, The Virginian-Pilot, Vocativ.com, Volkskrant, Wallpaper*, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Magazine, We Feed the World, WIRED, Women’s Health, ZEITmagazin, ZOOM, Zmala

SCHOLARSHIPS
2015, Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School
2015, NPPF Bob East Scholarship
2014, NPPF Career Expansion Scholarship
2014, Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School
2008, Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship
2008, Reid Blackburn Memorial Scholarship
2007, Kodak Professional Scholarship
2007, NPPF Bob East Scholarship
2006, NPPF Still Scholarship

EXPERIENCE
2017, The Workchop, Director/Organizer
2007 – 2012, LUCEO Images, Founding Member
2008 – 2009, Aurora Select, Assignment Photographer, New York, NY
2008, National Geographic, Washington D.C., Photography Intern
2007, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, Photography Intern
2006, Truth With A Camera, Norfolk, VA, Volunteer
2006, The Orange County-Register, Santa Ana, CA, Photography Intern
2005, Eddie Adams Workshop XVIII, Jeffersonville, NY, Attendee
2004, Truth With A Camera, Norfolk, VA, Attendee

MONOGRAPHS
2020, We, the Free, Sturm & Drang (forthcoming)
2019, The Seven Cities, Sturm & Drang (forthcoming)
2018, Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town, Sturm & Drang (forthcoming)
2017, Will You Be Mine, ceiba (forthcoming)
2016, Carry Me Ohio, Sturm & Drang
2014, The Invisible Yoke, self-published, Limited Edition of 12
2010, Carry Me Ohio, self-published, Limited Edition of 100

GROUP PUBLICATIONS
2017, Paradise Road | Paradise Out-Front, The Southern (group)
2016, Family Photography Now, Thames & Hudson, 2016 (group)
2016, iRevolution, Postcart, 2016 (group)
2014, Flash Forward 2014, The Magenta Foundation (group)
2014, American Photography 30 (group)
2013, Flash Forward 2013, The Magenta Foundation (group)
2012, Blue Sky 10/11 (group)
2011, Flash Forward 2011, The Magenta Foundation (group)
2010, American Photography 26 (group)
2010, Pause, To Begin (group)
2009, Joop Swart Masterclass 2009, “Touch”, World Press Photo (group)
2009, Flash Forward 2009, The Magenta Foundation (group)
2009, American Photography 25 (group)
2008, The Day The World Stopped to Run (group)
2008, American Photography 24 (group)
2007, Flash Forward 2007, The Magenta Foundation (group)

ARTIST LECTURES, PANELS & WORKSHOPS
American University (Washington, DC)
Annenberg Center for Photography, POYi 66 Awards Ceremony (Los Angeles, CA)
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (Atlanta, GA)
Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR)
Collaborations for Cause Conference (Seattle, WA)
Columbia College (Chicago, IL)
Gage Gallery (Chicago, IL)
Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX)
The Image Deconstructed Workshop (Chapel Hill, NC)
Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Medium Festival of Photography (San Diego, CA)
Michigan Press Photographer’s Association
New York Photo Festival (New York, NY)
New York University (New York, NY)
NPPA Northern Short Course (Providence, RI)
Ohio University (Athens, OH)
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie (Berlin, Germany)
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, GA)
Slover Library (Norfolk VA)
Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, VA)
University of Mississippi, (Oxford, MS)
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia Beach, VA)