Matt Eich

Matt Eich
Title:
Assistant Professor, Photojournalism
Advisor, B.F.A. in Photojournalism,
Studio Arts Program
Office:
2A02
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
matteichphoto.com

Bio

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects related to memory, family, community, and the American condition.

Matt’s work has received numerous grants and recognitions, including PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, the Joop Swart Masterclass, the F25 Award for Concerned Photography, POYi’s Community Awareness Award, an Aaron Siskind Fellowship, a VMFA Fellowship and two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. His work has been exhibited in 20 solo shows, in addition to numerous festivals and group exhibitions. Matt’s prints and books are held in the permanent collections of The Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The New York Public Library, Chrysler Museum of Art and others. Matt was an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work in 2013, and at a Robert Rauschenberg Residency in 2019.

Eich holds a BS in photojournalism from Ohio University and an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School’s International Limited-Residency Program. He is the author of three monographs, Carry Me Ohio (Sturm & Drang, 2016), I Love You, I’m Leaving, (ceiba editions, 2017), and Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town (Sturm & Drang, 2018). Eich continues to accept commissions, and resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and two daughters.


Current Research & Exhibitions

Matt is the author of three monographs of photographs, Carry Me Ohio (Sturm & Drang, 2016), I Love You, I'm Leaving (Ceiba Editions, 2017), and, Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town (Sturm & Drang, 2018). He has two forthcoming monographs scheduled between 2019 and 2020.

Recent exhibitions include:

2018 I Love You, I’m Leaving, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, NC (solo)
2018 
Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town, jdc Fine Art, San Diego, CA (solo)
2018 
I Love You, I’m Leaving, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR (solo)
2018 
Record/Off Record, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY (group)
2018 
Southbound: photographs of and about the New South, Halsey Institute, Charleston, SC (group)
2018 
A Contemporary Reference of the Human Condition, Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (group)
2018 
Carry Me Ohio, PhotoEast, Suffolk, United Kingdom (group)
2018 
The National: Best of Contemporary Photography, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (group)


Distinctions

  • (2019) Rauschenberg Residency
  • (2017) VMFA Professional Visual Arts Fellowship
  • (2015) Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography
  • (2013) Light Work, Artist in Residence
  • (2013) Art Director's Club, Young Guns 11
  • (2013) Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography
  • (2012) The Oxford American, New Superstar of Southern Art
  • (2011) Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer Fellowship
  • (2010) PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch
  • (2009) World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass
  • (2008) Alexia Foundation Student Grant
  • (2006) College Photographer of the Year, Gold Portfolio

 


Publications

Matt is the author of three monographs of photographs, Carry Me Ohio (Sturm & Drang, 2016), I Love You, I'm Leaving (Ceiba Editions, 2017), and, Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town (Sturm & Drang, 2018). He has two forthcoming monographs scheduled between 2019 and 2020.

Additionally, Matt has been published in, or created commissioned work for:

  • AARP
  • Al Jazeera America
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • BuzzFeed
  • CNN
  • Esquire
  • The FADER
  • FT Magazine
  • GEO
  • GQ
  • The Guardian
  • Harper's
  • Mother Jones
  • National Geographic
  • Newsweek
  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • Smithsonian
  • TIME
  • Virginia Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • WIRED
  • ZEITmagazin

Education

BS in Photojournalism, Ohio University
MFA in Photography, Hartford Art School, International Limited-Residency Program

 


Professional Organizations

  • National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA)
  • Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

 


Photo credit: Mark Poucher