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Matthew Connors

Matthew Connors
Kennedy 618
2004 - MFA, Photography, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT; 1998 - BA, English Literature, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Professional Experience: 


  • 2016 - Unsuspending Disbelief, Logan Center Exhibitions, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
  • 2016 - Paper Movies, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT 
  • 2015 - Looking Askance, GallerySKE, New Delhi, India 
  • 2015 - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
  • 2012 - Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague 
  • 2012 - General Assembly, Jerome Liebling Center, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 
  • 2012 - Before They Were All Famous, Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York, NY 
  • 2008 - The Printed Picture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
  • 2005 - Handmade, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY 
  • 2004 - New Photography, Murray Guy Gallery, New York, NY 

Selected Publications

  • 2015 - Fire in Cairo, SPBH Editions 
  • 2014 - Jason Fulford & Gregory Halpern ed. The Photographer’s Playbook, Aperture Press 
  • 2013 - Jaroslav Anděl, Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art 

Selected Articles & Reviews

  • Brad Feuerhelm, Cairo’s Crow Black Eye, American Suburb X, May 13, 2016
  • John Otis, From Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring, New York Times Lens Blog, Apr 6, 2016
  • Hélène Sallon, Un Autre Regard sur la Place Tahrir, Le Magazine du Monde, Jan 19, 2016 
  • Alphabet of the Revolution, frieze, No. 175, Nov-Dec 2015 
  • Sean O’Hagan, The Best Photography Books of 2015, the guardian, Dec 6, 2015 
  • First Photobook, The Photobook Review, aperture 009/Fall 2015
  • Paul Moakley, Fire in Cairo: Revisiting the Revolution in Egypt, Time Lightbox, Sep 30, 2015
  • Brian Sholis, Book Review, frieze, No. 174, Oct, 2015
  • Adam Bell, Book Review: Fire in Cairo, photo-eye,  Sep 3, 2015
  • Lucy Davies, Fire in Cairo, British Journal of Photography, Jun, 2015


  • 2016 - ICP Infinity Award Recipient for Artist’s Book Fire in Cairo, New York 
  • 2015 - Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation First Photo Book Shortlist, Paris / New York ; Arles Book Award Shortlist, Arles, France; Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award Shortlist, Kassel, Germany 
  • 2012 - William Hicks Faculty Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 
  • 2010 - VCCA Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; MacDowell Colony Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH 
  • 2008 - William Hicks Faculty Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 
  • 2004 - Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT


  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT 
  • deCordova Museum, Lincoln, M