Matt Mahurin has spent over forty years as an illustrator, photographer, film director and teacher.  His political and social illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The London Observer and New York Times Op-Ed pages. He has published three books of his fine-art photographs, and will be releasing The Imagemaker’s Handbook in 2023 — A five volume, 2,000 page practical and philosophical exploration on life and work as a creative professional for students, pros, and educators in illustration, photography, and filmmaking.

His photographs and films are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  He is the recipient of gold and silver medals from The Society of Illustrators and his films and documentaries have received numerous honors from Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Channel, Hampton Film Festival and others.     

He has directed music videos for U2, Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Ice-T, Metallica, David Byrne and Joni Mitchell.  

Matt lives in California and continues to create, lecture, and teach workshops at schools and professional organizations.

Quest Love, by Matt Mahurin
Kurt Cobain, by Matt Mahurin

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