Discipline: Visual Art – photography

Matthew Connors

Discipline: Visual Art – photography
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010, 2019

Matthew Connors is an artist and professor in the photography department at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston. His photographs from North Korea were recently on view in the Museum of Modern Art in “Being: New Photography 2018.” In 2015 he published his first book Fire in Cairo, an oblique and fragmentary document of revolutionary struggle, which received the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for best artist book. While at MacDowell in 2019, he worked on two forthcoming publications. The first is centered on the images he made in North Korea from 2013 to 2016. The second is a collaboration with the writer Lucy Ives on the nature of narrative told through a set of objects excavated from a car one fateful week in Ithaca, NY.



Matthew Connors worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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