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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Credits: matthew hamon
Updated: 03/01/20
    Of course, the birth of a child becomes one’s closest, most carnal, and most visceral experience. The arrival of a first child is paradigm shifting on multiple facets. Children, these luminous beings, become a medium between one’s past experience and hopeful visions of the future. These observations transcend our immediate experience of parenting and expand to the universal experience of unconditionally loving people.
    Many years ago a mentor told me, “Photograph what you know, photograph what is close to you.” Years later, another mentor suggested that one should make photographs about what they don’t know, what they don’t understand. Parenting immerses us in both the known and the unknown. Thus, I began documenting the joys and challenges of parenting after the arrival of my first child. And, all the while, wondering what she will sacrifice to my faults, my desires, and my hubris.


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By Matt Hamon — GYMNOSOPHY: Our word gymnasium comes from a Greek noun meaning “place to be naked.” The adjective was gymnos, “naked.” In the early 20th..


By Matthew Hamon — Sofdu unga ástin mín Sofðu unga ástin mín Úti regnið grætur Mamma geymir gullin þín..

Chinook; The Ice Eater

By Matt Hamon — “By the time I was a boy and Dad was trying in his own right to put together a life again, the doubt and defeat in the valley's history..

Ants on the Melon

By Matthew Hamon — I’m curious about the narrative spaces between specificity and ambiguity. And, the way that something inexplicable, when captured on film,..

The Gleaners

By Matt Hamon — This series of photographs engages with a small group of primitive skills practitioners who attend the annual buffalo (American bison) hunt on the..

The Stand at Standing Rock

By Matthew Hamon — The Dakota Access Pipeline or Bakken pipeline is a 1,172-mile-long (1,886 km), $3.7 billion underground oil pipeline that runs from the Bakken oil..
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