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Matt Eich March 28, 2008

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Ohio University, United States.
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Dance or Die, The Union, Athens, Ohio

Matt Eich (b.1986) is a photographic force to reckon with. In 2006 he was named the 61st College Photographer of the Year. In 2007 he was one of American Photo’s 15 Emerging Photographers and was one of The Magenta Foundation’s Emerging Photographers. Most recently he was awarded the Alexia Foundation for World Peace student grant. His clients and publications include The FADER, Photo District News, GEO, Grazia, American Photo, HotShoe, The Sunday (London) Times, Bloomberg News, and Issue. He is represented by Aurora Photos and is a founding member of the exciting new photo collective Aevmun.

About the Photograph:

“The dance or die images are from a bi-weekly event that used to happen in Athens where I go to school. I was shooting it regularly for a class and ended up just pooling some images from various trips there in that essay. The focus was mostly on capturing the mood and chaos of the event. Most of the time there I felt less like a journalist and more just like an observer – a voyeur almost”.