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My name is Matthew Gallien

Matthew Gallien is an artist living in South East New Mexico. He was first taught photography by his mother at age thirteen. In high school he became a photographer and editor for his school’s yearbook and developed a true love of the medium as well as a love of natural sciences. After high school graduation he attended New Mexico State University Alamogordo and obtained an Associates of Arts and an Associates of science. He moved to Las Cruces New Mexico in 2016 to pursue an education in fine art and wildlife science. It was in college he found my passion for documentary photography and a want to tell stories of people and this world around us. In 2021 he graduated with a degrees in Wildlife Ecology, General Agriculture, and Mass Communications with a minor in Studio Art


Artist Statement

My art is made to tell a story as well as show an image. My art combines my passions of science, art, and journalism. I see these three disciplines not as wholly separate entities but as all parts of the same process of storytelling. To reflect this approach my images often are clean, tight, and every frame must tell a story. I use photography to highlight stories of the everyday whether it be natural processes or the lives of the average person. Each frame should be a chapter in a story that unfolds to the viewers as they see a series of images. I want explore the boundaries of photographic storytelling by experimenting with state of the art techniques as well as tools that are normally reserved for collection of scientific data. This allow for glimpses at worlds that humanity would not be able to normally see whether it be light beyond the visible spectrum or stopping actions that move to fast for an eye to see

Curriculum Vitae

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