Matt Henry is a UK-based photographer who shoots little stories about 60s/70s America – a project that can be attributed to three decades of U.S. film and television addiction. Although his love of storytelling led him first into fashion photography, he quickly became tired of having to tell stories about beautiful women in beautiful clothes. Fueled by the notion that another photographic genre of narrative fiction had yet to be embraced, he set about creating his somewhat darkened vision of classic, rural America. Matt lives in Brighton with his Rhodesian Ridgeback dog Sam and works commercially out of Paris and London.
When planning for this exhibition, Come Together (opening tomorrow at FotoWeekDC), co-curator Amanda Gorence and I knew it would be showing at a time when the nation would be divided: half of us breathing a sigh of relief in reaction to the election results, with the other half wanting to leave the country. [Click on images to bring them up at a larger size.]