Matt Slaby (b. 1979) is a photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Before turning his attention to photography, he traveled the western United States as a wildland firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service Hotshots also working winters as an EMT with a metropolitan ambulance service. Slaby interned at U.S. News & World Report covering the 2006 congressional elections and the Washington, D.C. politcal circuit, including the White House and U.S. Capitol. He has a background in writing and literature and holds a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Slaby brings his diverse background to the field of photography and journalism and is particularly passionate about making the unique and multidimensional culture of his home in the western United States accessible to a broader audience. Slaby's current body of work has received honors from PDN, American Photography, Communication Arts, Center, and LOOKBetween. A selection of his clients includes U.S. News & World Report, TIME, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, NEON Magazine, SPIN, Outdoor Life, XXL, Ebay Magazine, Mother Jones, The Bureau of Land Management, Audubon Magazine, National Public Radio, Discovery Communications, and Human Rights Campaign.