Sunday, January 30, 2011

Matthew Monteith

'I found photographs' – Matthew Monteith. See more here

Matthew Monteith was born in Howell, Michigan in 1974. He studied at the International Center of Photography before earning an MFA from the Yale School of Art. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Prague and was awarded a residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in New York City. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris, Arles, Cherbourg, and Kyoto as well as group exhibitions in New York City, Miami, and Rennes.
Monteith lives in New York City and currently a teaches at the Yale University.

Dear Jiajia,

Jirka tells me that you are curating found images together with Ann Woo for I Heart Photograph. I have so many but only these scanned from the Czech Republic. Found photographs from the time between and before the wars in the Czech Republic were a big influence on the structure of my work that became "Czech Eden" Aperture 2007. Here are a few that closely relate that I have scanned. If you are familiar with the book
I am sure you can see the connections.


I went to Matthew's 'how to work efficiently in the color darkroom and why' class at ICP in 2008 and was hooked with the medium since then.
I remembered his first comment for me was, 'Ann...what are you doing???'

To this day, I still didn't get to thank him properly...

Matthew, thank you very much, your color printing tips were brilliant!
Do you have any more of those??