Matt Eich: Artist
I had the pleasure of sitting down to chat with Matt Eich yesterday morning. Matt was born in 1986 and is a freelance photographer and founding member of LUCEO Images, a photographer-owned and operated cooperative established with the goal of supporting the significant work of its members.
He began his studies in photojournalism at Ohio University in 2004. His clients include TIME, Newsweek, Mother Jones, National Geographic, AARP, and others. He was named the 61st College Photographer of the Year in 2006, he received the HCP Fellowship at The Houston Center for Photography, POYi’s Community Awareness Award, The Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award, the F25 International Award for Concerned Photography, the National Geographic Innovation in Storytelling Grant and was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife and daughter.
I was interested to talk to Matt about a number of topics, in particular his Carry Me Ohio and Baptist Town portfolios focused on economically depressed, rural communities in Ohio and Mississippi, his role in forming LUCEO Images, and what his perception is of the photographic community especially at his young age.
Some images from Carry Me Ohio:
Some images from Baptist Town:
Thank you so much, Matt. I’m sure I speak for many when I say that I’m really looking forward to following your career for years to come…
To visit Matt’s work online, visit his website at www.matteichphoto.com.
To visit LUCEO Images, visit www.luceoimages.com.
On a side note, I have upgraded my audio equipment, I hope, like me, you can more easily hear what is being said.