M.WALKER PHOTOGRAPHS | mwalkerphoto [.com]
Matthew Walker is a photographer based in Rochester, NY with an interdisciplinary photography practice rooted in the arts and humanities. Under M.Walker Photographs, Matt operates a photography studio and consultancy providing hybrid photography pursuits with the fine arts, and services to meet the needs of a diverse and wide-ranging clientele. Maintaining an open and engaged studio, Matt welcomes fine art, editorial, and commercial commissions near and far, as well as providing consulting and archival services on-demand.
Informing these pursuits, Matt is on faculty leading courses in studio art (photography), history, methodology, and perspectives at a diverse set of institutions of higher learning. Matt has been working in higher education for over fifteen years including several years on the faculty of Visual Studies Workshop teaching in the MFA Visual Studies program and leading courses in photography at Ithaca College in 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 remains active in the arts through sustained creative and scholarly activity. Matt's photobooks, including Iroquoia (2007) and Recollection (2011), are published by Visual Studies Workshop Press. Central to these projects is exploring identity within a subjective documentary-style structure. 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, among additional public and private collections nationwide.
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.
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