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Matthew Albritton
Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University, Assistant Professor

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Photography for me is an attempt to distill the overall chaos of my thoughts and experiences into visual form. Rather than merely a quest for a good picture, photography is a system for seeing and understanding. Certain moments in life give us a sneak peek into the sublime. If we are moving too fast or if our minds are too busy, the subtleties of the world around us will be overlooked. Through photography, I observe and celebrate these little events. Wrestling with the negatives in the darkroom or pointing to the subtleties on the computer screen, post-processing carries with it moments of reflection. The Alchemy of ink, light, and looking brings me to a higher understanding of lifeís experiences.





born: 1970, Houston, Texas



University of California at Santa Cruz, BA Biology

University of Texas at Austin, BFA Photography


selected awards/honors

NKU Faculty Excellence Award, Outreach and Public Engagement, 2013

Kentucky Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, 2009

Summerfair Individual Artist Grant, 2003, 2008


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Ohio to the White House, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012


selected group shows

Earthly Possessions, Linus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2014

Reporting Back: A Survey of Documentary Photography, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 2012

Abstract Photography Today, Photostop Gallery, White River, Vermont, 2011



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