M. Walker Photographs | mwalkerphoto[.com]
Matthew Walker is a photographer and educator based in Rochester, NY. For over a decade Matt has been cultivating an interdisciplinary professional practice in the arts and humanities. Through his studio, M. Walker Photographs, Matt engages the visual nature of change and memory in many forms and particularly as related to the gaps that manifest with the elapse of time. Matt explores the relationship between past and present with the production and exhibition of original photographic works that engage a diverse set of subjects and resources seeking to reconcile place with time.
Matt's experience within higher education includes several years on the faculty of Visual Studies Workshop teaching in the MFA Visual Studies program, and more than a decade as a lecturer leading courses in history, methodology, and perspectives at a diverse set of regional institutions of higher learning. Recent faculty appointments include teaching photography at Ithaca College for the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
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, and current projects are ongoing and in development. Maintaining an open and engaged studio, Matt accepts freelance opportunities and photography commissions, as well as providing project planning, academic 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.