Norfolk, VA-based photographer Matt Eich has had a whole slew of good news this year, and its only October.
Eich is working this month in Greenwood, Mississippi, on his portfolio Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town, funded by a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. You can learn more about that project, and the grant, on the Getty Images website, here and also on Eich's site devoted to this project, here.
In July, Eich was Artist-in-Residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY, where he prepared for a solo exhibition of his work at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, VA.
This show, Seven Cities, explores Eich's vision of the seven cities of Virginia's Hampton Roads area. The show is up now at MOCA, through December 29th, 2013.
Eich also has a solo show at the Babcock Gallery of Virginia's Sweet Briar College, with work from his Carry Me Ohio portfolio, up now through December 8th, 2013.
Eich has also had work in shows in Cortona, Italy; Washington, DC; Kansas City, MO; and NYC.
He has photographed the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up for the New Yorker and been featured in Photo District News, the British Journal of Photography, the FlakPhoto blog, the LENS blog of the New York Times, and American Photo magazine.
Eich has also announced the launch of a limited edition, self-published magazine called Smoke Signals, to feature ongoing projects and new bodies of his work, more here. The first issue has sold out, but the next one is on the way.
That's a lot going on for a Southern photographer, and its only October.