Matt Eich is an emerging artist who shows every sign of becoming a critical voice in American Photography. Elvis the Zebra belongs to the Carry Me Ohio series and is the Artist's most sought image. The photograph was taken in Cumberland, where an abandoned strip mine was converted into a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center known as The Wilds.
Eich's career as a photographer has gained steady speed and continued attention. Eich has been working as a photojournalist since before he completed his undergraduate degree; his list of clients is both diverse and impressive: Al Jazeera America, Business Week, Esquire, GQ, National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and TIME to name a few. Eich completes his MFA with Hartford Art School this July (2016). A suite of three monographs is slated to be published with Sturm & Drang; the first, Carry Me Ohio will release this fall. Eich has received grant support from The Alexia Foundation, the Aaron Siskind Fellowship, National Press Photographers Association, National Geographic Magazine, and two Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. Public collections include The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, Light Work, and The New York Public Library, among others.