Matt is a practicing artist and dedicated teacher. He teaches photography, video, and digital art at the University of Maine, and has been on the Maine Media summer faculty since 2006. Matt received a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Boston University, and an M.F.A. in photography from Maine Media College. He began his professional photography career as a photojournalist working on newspaper staffs in New York, Michigan, and Massachusetts. Between 2002 and 2005 Matt lived in Seoul, Korea, working on a long-term documentary project while teaching kindergarten and English. In 2009 Matt co-founded a non-profit organization called Obscura, where he serves on the board of directors and manages the scholarship and publishing programs. He is a native New Yorker and currently lives down the road in Rockland, Maine.