M.Walker Photographs | mwalkerphoto[.com]
Matthew Walker is a photographer and educator based in Rochester, NY with an interdisciplinary professional practice rooted in the arts and humanities. Through his studio, M.Walker Photographs, Matt pursues the visual nature of change and memory in many forms and particularly as related to the gaps that manifest with the elapse of time. The relationship of past and present emerges from a variety of formats and subjects. The photograph reconciles time with place through a diversity of means exploring associative ruminations.
Matt has been teaching in higher education for over fifteen years. Experience within higher education includes several years on the faculty of Visual Studies Workshop teaching in the MFA Visual Studies program, and what is now approaching fifteen years as a instructor-lecturer leading courses in history, methodology, and perspectives at a diverse set of esteemed institutions of higher learning. Recent professional activities include leading photography courses at Ithaca College in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, along with ongoing fine art, editorial, and commercial photography pursuits.
Matt holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Visual Studies Workshop, an MA in History, and a BA in Communications Studies. Matt's photo books Iroquoia (2007) and Recollection (2011), are published by Visual Studies Workshop Press. Central to these projects is conceptualizing past through present and the inherent challenges to the senses and generalized perceptions of visual narrative. Selections from these projects are represented in the Menschel Library at the George Eastman Museum, the Light Work Collection at Syracuse University, and in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, as well as in public and private collections nationwide. Maintaining an active, open and engaged studio, Matt accepts freelance photography opportunities and commissions near and far, as well as providing project consulting and research on-demand.
Libraries & Collections
Scholes Library, Art & Design Special Collection, Alfred University. Alfred, NY. USA.
Drake Memorial Library, The College at Brockport, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, NY. USA.
Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, George Eastman Museum. Rochester, NY. USA.
Light Work Permanent Collection, Light Work. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. USA.
Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. USA.
Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison, WI. USA.
Independent Press Archive, Visual Studies Workshop. Rochester, NY. USA.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT. USA.