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John Matthews

As part of our Regional Artists Series, The Stanley is delighted to feature the photography of John Matthews.

John Matthews is an avid photographer whose mobile photography has been featured on Fox News and in the New York Times.  His work has been previously shown at The Stanley as well as the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. He has also done professional freelance work for the Condé Nast Traveler Network and has covered popular events such as SXSW and ComicCon International. John has been at the forefront of the emerging mobile photography movement and more of his work can be found at his website.

My iPhone provides me with a very convenient photographic tool with a surprising amount of flexibility and capability. It allows me to improve my photographic eye while being able to instantly share my images with other photographers around the world. I can, quite literally, carry my entire creative workflow in my pocket. The ability to instantly make a photograph, quickly edit it and share it across social media platforms can be an incredibly rewarding process. Many of the scenes in my photographs would not have been captured had I not had my iPhone in my pocket. It is this element of immediacy and randomness that adds an additional layer of context to my images.
I am very intrigued by the advances in camera technology.  As optics improve and electronics become smaller while providing increased performance, the quality gap between large DSLR cameras and mobile phone cameras will narrow. As mobile phone cameras continue to improve and become more pervasive, amateur and professional photographers will be able to capture a more uniquely framed perspective of the world around us. I think this is very exciting.

-John Matthews

All are invited to attend the opening reception, being held January 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM in the Upper South Wing Gallery. The reception is free to the public. Refreshments and cash bar generously provided by Daniele's Banquet Specialists.

Matthews' photography will be on display through the month of January, available to view in the Upper South Wing Tolles Gallery at The Stanley, Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


  • Thu Jan 10, 2013
    Showtime: 5:00 PM


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