by Matthew Genitempo

Matthew Genitempo is an American photographer and book publisher currently living and making work in Marfa Texas. He received his MFA in photography from the University of Hartford. Matthew was recently selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers and received the LensCulture Emerging Photographer Award.

Jasper is a project that Matthew began and completed during his time at the MFA photography program at the University of Hartford. The men in his photographs have chosen to live a life sequestered in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri. By capturing the foggy landscapes, cluttered interiors, and the rugged men that are tucked away in the dark woods, the project explores his fascination with running away from the every day. The project bounces between fact and fiction, exhibiting the reality and myths of what it means to be truly apart from society. Jasper was selected by Mark Steinmetz for Fotofilmic’s Solo prize. An exhibition of the work will be at the Pulp Galler in Vancouver this summer. A book of the complete work will also be available Fall 2018 from Twin Palms.