Matt Gunther is an advertising, editorial, and documentary photographer and Film director.
Matt started out as a visual artist at an early age working with paints, design and figure drawing. First at LaGurdia HS in New York City. Then, in his 3rd year at SUNY Purchase (from which he holds a BFA), he fell in love with photography. He’s never looked back.
Matt see’s stories in every form of visual, weather he’s embedded with cops dealing with a decaying environment armed with with a lumbering 8×10 camera or shooting a Stills and Motion Campaign of Pro-athletes for W+K. Alway’s looking for something unique. and always’ happy for the challenge.
Because he grew up up in New York City he has a natural sense of grittiness, privilege and is drawn to people like Mike Tyson, Angelina Jolie, Skateboarders, rap artists, and individuals. Hidden narratives, tough edges, and intimacy are all revealed. This inclination is also evident in his films with Reebok, Harvard Business School, Steven Alan, and Snoop Dog.
Matt is based in New York City but is always on the road. His first monograph, Probable Cause , was published by Schilt in fall 2016. He Lectures on photography at Pratt and School of Visual Arts.
Matt Gunther mixes professionalism and reliability with high-level work that also unveils the complexities of being human.
Commercial clients include Nike, Reebok, American Express, MSNBC , FILA, AT&T, Verizon, Toyota, ARMY, Harvard, Taylormade, WSJ, BMW to name a few. Gunther’s work is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum and the Palais De Toyko in Paris and has been selected in American Photography, PDN and communication Arts, to select a few.
2015: Probable Cause, Kimmel Gallery NYU
2011: The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography, Chelsea Arts
2001: This is New York, NY
2001: Prizefighters: “It’s a Job” IKON Gallery, LA
2004: Brooklyn Museum, Permanent Collection
2016: American Photography Forum
2015-2016 Selected work
2016: Probable Cause Spring
2015: Communication Arts-CA Awards
2014: New Yorker Magazine
2014: Prison Photography
2011: The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol.2 , Chelsea Arts