An ex-corporate suit, ex-bartender, former United States Marine, road warrior, world traveler, image maker, educator, and storyteller, Matt Rose is changing perspectives by documenting and adding to the human narrative. He graduated cum laude from The Corcoran School of Art at George Washington University with a B.F.A. in Photojournalism and is currently enrolled in the M.F.A. program at Cal-State Northridge, with a focus on Photography/Photojournalism.
He has worked on several video projects, including an ongoing investigation of Fetish, and was the DP for UNDER CONSTRUCTION, which premiered at Outfest in 2014. His photography has appeared in The Advocate, The Washington Post, ABC News, Colorado Wildlife Magazine, PUSH, Mascular Magazine, the Associated Press, and San Diego LGBT Weekly, among others. He volunteers as a photographer for many arts organizations, including WXPT, Outfest Outset, Outfest, ClockShop, and the Elden Street Players. He is a volunteer instructor with Hollywood Heart, an organization committed to arts outreach in Los Angeles public schools.
His work has been shown as part of Empty Stretch Projection at FotoWeek DC, NEXT Exhibition, and was a selected artist for the Corcoran International Exhibition and (e)Merge 2011. He is the recipient of the Corcoran College of Art + Design Leadership Award and was a semifinalist for Innovation in Motion and Video in Education for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.