MATTHEW C. WALKER

PHOTOGRAPHER | EDUCATOR | Rochester, NY | (585) 242-9877 | matt@mwalkerphoto [.com] | mwalkerphoto [.com]

EDUCATION

2007. Master of Fine Arts, Visual Studies. Visual Studies Workshop, S.U.N.Y. College at Brockport, Rochester, NY.

1998. Master of Arts, History. S.U.N.Y. College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.                                           

1994. Bachelor of Arts, Communications Studies, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2005-PRESENT  Photographer, Researcher, and Consultant. M.Walker Photographs, Rochester, NY

2005-PRESENT  Associate Professor. Monroe Community College, S.U.N.Y., Rochester, NY.

2004-PRESENT  Instructor. Finger Lakes Community College, S.U.N.Y., Canandaigua, NY.

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2016                    Lecturer. Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

2009-2013          Instructor. MFA Visual Studies program, Visual Studies Workshop, College at Brockport, S.U.N.Y., Rochester, NY.

2009-2012          Lecturer. Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.

2008                   Instructor. Community Darkroom, Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY.

2005- 2018         Lecturer. S.U.N.Y. Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY & Rochester, NY.

2003-2010          Instructor. Genesee Community College, S.U.N.Y., Batavia, NY.

2003-2005         Instructor. Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY.

1999-2003          Senior Case Manager. Refugee and Immigration Services, Catholic Charities, Rochester, NY.

PUBLICATIONS | PORTFOLIOS

Lin, Y, & Walker, M. "George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film- The

National Treasure of American Photography." DIGI Photo (Taipei, Taiwan), January 05, 2009.

Walker, Matt. “Media Noted: Archive Style: Photographs & Illustrations for U.S. Surveys, 1850-1890, by

Robin Kelsey.”  Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. 35.2 (2007): 39. 

_______. “Media Noted: Lynching in the West, 1850-1935, by Ken Gonzalez-Day.” Afterimage: The

                  Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. 34.5 (2007): 39. 

_______. “Bright Valley.” Portfolio of Accumulated Series & Sequences. M. Walker Photographs, 2016 - 2018. 

_______. Grant Writing 101.” The Educator’s Guide to Computers in the Classroom 2.2 (2001): 9-11.

_______. Applying the basics of HTML by editing existing code.” Inside the Internet 10.9 (2003): 11-14.  

_______. Tips for conducting scholarly research online.” Inside the Internet 10.11 (2003): 13-16.

_______. Iroquoia. Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 2007.

_______. “On Recollection”. On A White Wall (London UK), July 2014.

_______. Recollection. Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 2011.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Everson Museum of Art.  TONY 2012: The Other New York, Exhibition Catalog.  Syracuse, NY: Everson Museum of Art, 2012.

Holleley, Douglas. Your Assignment Photography: An Interactive Resource for Students and Teachers of Photography. Rochester, NY: Clarellen, 2009.

Light Work (Organization: Syracuse, NY). “Light Work Annual 2013, 40th Anniversary Issue.”  Contact Sheet. 172 (2013): 106-12.

Lyons Joan. Artists' Books: Visual Studies Workshop Press 1971–2008.  Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 2009.

McLerran, Ph.D., Jennifer. A New Deal For Native Art: Indian Arts and Federal Policy 1933-1943. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2009.

LIBRARIES & COLLECTIONS

Scholes Library, Art & Design Special Collection, Alfred University. Alfred, NY. USA.

Drake Memorial Library, The College at Brockport. The College at Brockport. 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.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS | CURATION

Chronology: A People’s History of VSW. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. 2019. 50th Anniversary Exhibition.

The Other New York. Light Work & the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. 2012. Juried Biennial.

Recollection. Photobook publication & print exhibition, ISBN: 9780898221336. 2011. Solo Exhibitor.

Visual Data, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. 2011. Curator.

6x6x2011, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, Rochester, NY. 2011. Exhibitor.

What Is Nonetheless Already There, Abilene, Rochester, NY. 2011. Curator.

40th Anniversary Exhibition. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. 2009. Exhibitor.

Instructor’s Exhibition. Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY. 2008. Exhibitor.

Iroquoia. Photobook publication & print exhibition, M.F.A. Thesis exhibition. 2007. Solo Exhibitor.

Cityscape 1820/2007. Sibley Building.  Rochester, NY. 2007. Solo Exhibitor.

Converge II, Rochester Institute of Technology, SPAS Gallery, Rochester, NY. 2006. Group Exhibition.

Etc. The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY. 2006. Juried Exhibition.

3rd Effect #2.  Online exhibit, University of Central England at Birmingham, UK. 2006. Group Exhibition.

Converge.  Rochester Institute of Technology, SPAS Gallery, Rochester, NY. 2005. Group Exhibition..

Visual Studies Workshop Group Exhibition. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. 2005. Group Exhibition.

LECTURES | PANEL DISCUSSIONS | SYMPOSIUMS

2019. Invited Speaker. The Photograph in History. Monroe Community College, S.U.N.Y., Rochester, NY.

2016. Invited Speaker. Photography: Developing a Body of Work. Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

2014. Panel Discussion. Life Through the Lens of History. Monroe Community College, S.U.N.Y., Rochester, NY.

2011. Exhibition Panel. The Day the Artists Spoke. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, Rochester, NY.

2006. Symposium. The Visual in Collective Memory. The College at Brockport, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, NY.

1998. Symposium. The Rwandan Genocide. The College at Brockport, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, NY.

1998. Invited Speaker. Rwanda: Decoding Genocide. Milton Plesur Graduate Conference, University at Buffalo, S.U.N.Y., Buffalo, NY.

1997. Symposium. The Acadian Diaspora. The College at Brockport, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, NY.

PHOTOGRAPHY | FREELANCE, COMMISSIONS, RESEARCH, CONSULTING

2015- PRESENT. Freelance photographer/ Project consultant, Grim Digital Media, Inc., Rochester, NY.

2010-11. Commissioned Artist, Anniversary Arts Committee, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.

2008. Collections Photographer, Rochester Museum & Science Ctr. & independent researcher Jennifer McLerran, Ph.D., Rochester, NY.

2007-08. Photographer/ Digitization Intern, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY.      

2006-07. Photographer/ Digitization Intern, Visual Studies Workshop Research Ctr., Rochester, NY.

2000. Exhibit Collaborator, George Eastman Museum & Catholic Charities, Rochester, NY.    

1999. Research Intern, Schuyler Townson Research Library, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester, NY.

1998-99. Intern, Registrar’s Office, The George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.         

RESIDENCIES | FELLOWSHIPS | AWARDS 

2012, Exhibitor, Juried Biennial. The Other New York. Light Work & the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.

2010-11. Artist in Residence, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.

1997-98. Graduate Award. Flieger Family Fellowship, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.

COMMITTEES

MFA Advisory Panel, Visual Studies Workshop, The College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.           

Research Center Committee, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.           

Fund Development Committee, Board of Trustees, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.

Fund Development, Refugee & Immigration Services, Catholic Charities, Rochester, NY.

Agency Enterprise Committee, Catholic Charities, Rochester, NY.

TEACHING (Graduate / Undergraduate Higher Education Instruction)

GRADUATE (Photography): Advanced Problems, Photography; Advanced Research Methods, Photography; Master’s Thesis I/ II; Visual Data (Working with Archives), Art History Seminar; Visual Data (Working with Visual Information), Studio Practicum.  

UNDERGRADUATE (Visual Arts, Photography): Art History I; Art History II; Digital Methods; Digital Photography I; Digital Photography II; History of Photography I; History of Photography II; Introduction to Photography; Perspectives; Photo Criticism; Popular Culture, Modern.

UNDERGRADUATE (History): American History Survey I; American History Survey II; Colonial History; Economic History of the West; Ethnic History; European History; Global History I; Global History II; Nature in American History; Introduction to Politics; Political Geography; Renaissance to Revolution; Twentieth Century History; United States History I; United States History II; Western Civilizations/ Society I; Western Civilizations/ Society II; World History I; World History II. 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES/ ORGANIZATIONS

College Arts Association, CAA. 275 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY, 10001.

Monroe Community College Faculty Association.  1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY, 14623.

Organization of American Historians, OAH.  112 N Bryan Ave, Bloomington IN, 47407.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, ROCO.  137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14604.

Society for Photographic Education, SPE. 2530 Superior Avenue #403, Cleveland, OH 44114.

Visual Studies Workshop, VSW. 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607.

United University Professions, UUP. P.O. Box 15143, Albany, NY 12212.