Matthew Hamon

Location: Montana
Nationality: U.S.A.
Biography: Matthew Hamon is a freelance portrait photographer who lives in rural Montana. His photography exists conceptually and aesthetically in the spaces between photojournalism and staged editorial imagery. Matthew hails from a small, remote town in... read on
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matt hamon
Feb 15, 2020

GYMNOSOPHY: Our word gymnasium comes from a Greek noun meaning “place to be naked.” The adjective was gymnos, “naked.” In the early 20th century, the term gymnosophy was appropriated by several groups to denote a broad philosophy that promoted as an essential principle that the nude human body was a natural condition and should be normalized for the betterment of society.

This series of portraits was made during a ten-day stay at a naturists’ community in Ontario, Canada. I comingle aesthetics and techniques associated with both journalism and formal portraiture to capture authentic, narrative images of this culture.


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Photo essay covering the Montana buffalo hunt featured in Stern:

By Matthew Hamon — I'm pleased to have a photo essay featured in this week's issue of Stern magazine (only in the print edition) covering the annual buffalo treaty..
Awards Exhibitions News

National Portrait Gallery, London, Instagram Takeover

By Matthew Hamon — Flattered to be asked to do an Instagram takeover of The  National Portrait Gallery 's account this week. For other images on display in London..
Awards News

C4FAP Portfolio ShowCase Vol. 10: Gymnosophy

By Matthew Hamon — I'm flattered to be included among this group of amazing image makers in Vol. 10 of The Center for Fine Art Photography's Portfolio ShowCase ...

Le Monde: La bataille des Sioux de Standing Rock contre le « Serpent noir »

By Matthew Hamon — Le Monde :  La bataille des Sioux de Standing Rock contre le « Serpent noir »

The Washington Post: Taylor Wessing Prize...

By Matthew Hamon — these-striking-photographs-show-many-interpretations-of-what-makes-portrait

High Country News

By Matthew Hamon — I've always loved HCN's coverage of issues of the West. Here's a piece on  High Country News  by Krista Langlois featuring an image I shot..

Standing Rock: M le magazine du Monde

By Matthew Hamon — I have several images from the Standing Rock protest featured in this week's edition of  M le magazine du Monde , published by  Le Monde , and..

Emerging Photographer Winter '16

By Matthew Hamon — I'm very flattered to be featured among this diverse group of photographers in the Winter '16 edition of Emerging Photographer. Thank..

The Stand at Standing Rock

By Matthew Hamon — I'm pleased to share images from a recent visit to the ongoing protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Link:..

Gymnosophy in the Missoulian.

By Matthew Hamon — It was a pleasure to speak with the Missoulian's, Cory Walsh, about my recent Gymnosophy project and the surrounding controversy. Regardless of..
Exhibitions News

Taylor Wessing Prize

By Matthew Hamon — A portrait of Josh... Accepted to the 2016 edition of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Fingers..
Exhibitions News

Taylor Wessing Prize

By Matthew Hamon — Very flatttered to have this portrait of Epona nursing her son accepted to the 2016 edition of the Taylor Wessin Prize at the National Portrait..


By Matthew Hamon — Excited about a new project I'm working on, Gymnosophy. link: Gymnosophy  

Here's a little piece I shot for Outside Magazine on mushroom whisperer, Larry Evans.

By Matthew Hamon — We tracked down one of the country's foremost fungi hunters to find out what's in his kit
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