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Matt Eich

Matt Eich (b. 1986, Richmond, Virginia) is the oldest of four children. He grew up in the peanut-farming town of Suffolk, Virginia. Watching his grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease was a formative experience and a road trip with his grandfather cemented his early relationship with photography.

Eich studied photojournalism at Ohio University where he began working as a freelance photographer for clients that include GQ, Esquire, Mother Jones, TIME, FADER, Harper's, National Geographic, Apple, Tiffany & Company, Universal Republic Records and others.

Matt has been named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and participated in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2009. He has worked with support of grants from ShootQ/Pictage, NPPA, Aaron Siskind Foundation, the Alexia Foundation, National Geographic Magazine and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. His work has been shown internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions and his prints are in the permanent collections of The Portland Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The New York Public Library.

These days Eich lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife and two children while compulsively documenting everything around him.




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