I am working to uncover and explore axis points in bodies, in geographies, in feeling. My devotion lies in creating and connecting these worlds, from the massive to the minuscule, and emphasizing the interconnectedness of the world we share.
Matt Williams was born in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory on a spring day in the late '80s. He grew up on the edge of town beside the Assiniboine River, a stone's throw from the race track.
He's photographed innumerable concerts and music festivals, made countless portraits, and documented thousands of miles of travel. His photos have been published in National Geographic, The Globe & Mail, VICE, No Depression, NOW Magazine, Exclaim!, and elsewhere. His first monograph, Two Rivers—in which he recreated dreams and memories—was published in November 2020 via Axis Mundi Press.
He's also written for The Globe & Mail, VICE, The A.V. Club, The FADER, Exclaim!, NOW Magazine, Format Magazine, the Winnipeg Free Press, and elsewhere. In 2019, a piece he wrote for The Maritime Edit—Jeremy Dutcher's Gift For His People—won Silver in the Short Feature Writing category at the National Magazine Awards. He makes the photos for his articles whenever possible.
He's available for hire and travel, and always looking to build something new. Drop him a line at matthew.g.williams (@) gmail.com if you'd like to work together.