Matt Eich is a freelance photographer and founding member of Luceo Images. His work is rooted in memory, both personal and collective and he strives to approach every photograph with a sense of intimacy. He believes that stories are the fabric of history and that they have the power to inform and transform open-minded viewers. While he has worked on five continents, Matt’s images focus on his own back yard, often exploring communities, the issues they face and their sense of identity. Some of his clients include Newsweek, Mother Jones, TIME, The FADER, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Apple and others. In 2009 Matt won POYi’s Community Awareness Award, The Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award, was a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith Grant and was selected for the 16th World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Most recently he was awarded the 2010 Juried Fellowship at the Houston Center For Photography, a 2nd place in POYi 67 and was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers.
This work is from his ‘Carry Me Ohio’ Project in which he documents life in the Appalachian foothills of Southeastern Ohio. Matt’s self-published Carry Me Ohio book is for sale on the Luceo site.