MATT EICH

Photographer of the American condition  www.matteichphoto.com
Blankets on the beach, San Francisco, California, September 21, 2014. 

Blankets on the beach, San Francisco, California, September 21, 2014. 

My childhood friend, Daniel Milton, watches his dog Luna take a shit in the yard in Summerset, South Dakota on a rainy morning, September 30, 2014. In the background is Ian Bate’s car, which took us up the West Coast and across the country. The window was busted out in Seattle and had been taped up for the last two days of driving. 

My childhood friend, Daniel Milton, watches his dog Luna take a shit in the yard in Summerset, South Dakota on a rainy morning, September 30, 2014. In the background is Ian Bate’s car, which took us up the West Coast and across the country. The window was busted out in Seattle and had been taped up for the last two days of driving. 

Scenes in Montana and South Dakota through a busted-out window covered with clear packing tape, September 28-29. 

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Photographer Joseph Sywenkyj has been awarded the 2014 W Eugene Smith Fund grant for his project Verses from a Nation in Transition. The work will ‘portray stories of how families are profoundly and subtly affected by recent events in Ukraine as they adapt to the complex repercussions of the revolution and Russian supported war against their nation. It is through stories of families who have been seriously impacted physically, mentally and economically by the crisis that we will gain insight into and how events in the country are influencing society as a whole.’

Moises Saman was also awarded a Fellowship for his project Discordia: The Arab Spring, and Muriel Hasburn was awarded the Howard Chapnick Grant. Read more on New York Times Lens.

Photos (top to bottom):

A demonstrator stands in front of burning vehicles during violent clashes with police in the center of Kyiv on Hrushevsky Street. Hundreds were wounded in the violence and at least three demonstrators were killed over several days. January 19, 2014. ©Joseph Sywenkyj

Sasha, who is HIV-positive, watches a video on his mobile phone with his child and grandson. Odesa, Ukraine, 2008. ©Joseph Sywenkyj

A makeshift swing hangs inside a mosque that was occupied by Syrian Army soldiers near the civil war’s frontline in Salahaddin, Aleppo. Photo by Moises Saman

A huge congrats to Joseph for finally taking home the Smith Fund after previously being a finalist in 2009 and 2011. His work is very much deserving of the award and I hope it propels him forward to continue making important work in the Ukraine. 

Virginia State Fair, Doswell, Virginia, October 2, 2014. 

Virginia State Fair, Doswell, Virginia, October 2, 2014. 

Some things I found on the ground, Norfolk, Virginia. 

August 29, 2014 (top) and October 3, 2014 (bottom). 

Light play, San Francisco, California, September 23, 2014. 

Light play, San Francisco, California, September 23, 2014. 

Broadus, South Dakota, September 29, 2014. 

WILLIAM & MARY EXHIBITION

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I’m excited to be apart of this stunning lineup of artists that Eliot Dudik has curated for the College of William & Mary’s Breaking Ground Exhibition in celebration of their brand new photography department.  A big congrats to Eliot for the achievement! 

The show opens Friday, Oct. 17th, 4-7pm, and runs through Oct. 31. Check out the link below for details.

http://www.wm.edu/as/arthistory/news/breaking-ground-exhibition,-homecoming—2014.php

This is going to be cool … can’t wait to see how the show turns out!

California Coast, September 23, 2014. 

Driving into Seattle, September 25, 2014.