May 7th - May 31st
The exhibition features a sequence of photographs made between 2011 - 2015. The images present students in their last semester in college in the photography department at Massachusetts College of Art. It is a critical time where they go to extreme lengths to master their voice. At this point they feel free to be a revolutionary artist capable of brazen acts of unfettered imagination, the very process that has nurtured, challenged, guided them eventually comes to an end. Monteith’s photographs evoke the moments where students abandon their fears in order to pursue their work only they can make as they move toward this moment of graduation where their work and voice is their true degree.
Matthew Monteith is a photographer currently living in Boston, MA. He is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic from 2001-2002, the resulting work was published as Czech Eden by Aperture in 2007. His editorial work has appeared in many magazines, including GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Interview, W, and Dwell. He works in Boston and New York.
Visit Matthew's site at matthewmonteith.com!