Matt Connors is an American photographer residing in Carmel, CA. His work explores our relationship to the natural world and celebrates the beauty therein. Matt’s earlier work is all digital, but since 2019 he has been working almost exclusively with alternative processes, specifically palladium and cyanotype printing. 

 

His work has been displayed in galleries across the US and is in the collection of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula as well as numerous private collections.

 

Exhibitions

2024

Town and Country, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX - Michael Kirchoff, Juror

2023 Single Image Contest Winner, Black and White Magazine, Issue 165, April 2024

Frame of Mind, Carl Cherry Center, Carmel, CA.

2023

Frame of Mind, Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco, CA.

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

black/white A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX - Ann Jastrab, Juror. One of 27 images (out of 55) selected for inclusion in the book “The 27”

2022

You and Your Camera, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA 

6th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, The Image Flow Photography Center, Mill Valley, CA - Adam Finkelston, J. Jason Lazarus, and Chris McCaw, Jurors

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Emerging/Contemporary selection, YourDailyPhotograph.com July 28,2022. Daniel Miller, Curator

ImageMakers 25-Year Anniversary, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

2021

Named to YourDailyPhotograph.com’s “Hot 100 of 2021”

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ - Brian Taylor, Juror. Honorable Mention.

Essential Water (online gallery), The Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT - Wendi Schneider, Juror

2020 Award Winners (S)Light of Hand Juried Exhibition, Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery, Escondido CA, Donna Cosentino, Director. Two-person show with Matthew Gammon

5th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, The Image Flow Photography Center, Mill Valley, CA - Niniane Kelley, Brian Taylor, and Ed Carey, Jurors

2020

unique: alternative processes, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX - Jill Enfield, Juror. “Visitors’ Award” winner.

Smile Your Daily Photograph (YourDailyPhotography.com) October 2, 2020. Daniel Miller, curator.

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

(s)Light of Hand, Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery, Escondido CA - Dan Burkholder, Juror & Donna Cosentino, Director. Director’s Special Honor Award winner

In the Shadow of Corona, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA - Robert Reese, Curator

Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vt - Ann Jastrab, Juror

Self Isolation, Your Daily Photograph (YourDailyPhotography.com) May 5, 2020. Daniel Miller, curator.

2019

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Your Daily Photograph (YourDailyPhotography.com) June 26, 2019. Daniel Miller, curator.

2018

Celebrating Monterey County, Arts Council For Monterey County, Salinas, CA - Dexter Farm, Eric Mora and Alejandro Sandoval, Jurors

International Juried Exhibition (Web Gallery), Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Eve Schillo, Juror

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Fauna, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA 

Fifth Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition (Web Gallery), Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA - Catherine Couturier, Juror

2018 Members’ Juried Exhibition (Web Gallery), Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Charles Cramer, Juror

Friends of Photography Commemorative Online Juried Competition: In Celebration of Light, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Richard Gadd, Juror

2017

Street Photography, West Coast Focus (TV show) - Steve Zmak, Host

Miniatures 2017, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2017 National Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR - Stu Levy, Juror

The Volunteers from the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Redwood Shores Library Gallery, Redwood Shores, CA - Marty Springer, Curator

ImageMakers: 20 Years of Creativity, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

1st Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA - George Simian, Richard Vogel, Brian C. Moss, Karen Hampton, Jeff Alu, Jurors

Landscape and Nature Photography, West Coast Focus (TV show) - Steve Zmak, Host

2016

After Jeffers: Photography from Poetry, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel CA - Robert Reese, Curator

International Juried Exhibition (Web Gallery), Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Linde Lehtinen PhD, Juror

Apertures (Honorable Mention, Landscape), Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA 

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

New Wave 2016 Exhibition, Monterey Arts Council, Monterey, CA - Mel Barrett, Juror

2016 Members’ Juried Exhibition (Web Gallery), Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Heather Snider, Juror

2015

International Juried Exhibition (Web Gallery), Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Robert Hirsch, Juror

8x10 Fundraising Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

Open: 2015 Exhibition, Amblewood Gallery, Chattahoochee Hills, GA - Carla Royal and Logynn Farrall, Jurors

2015 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Richard Gadd, Juror