Matt Conti

About Matt Conti

I live in Boston, Massachusetts. I was born and raised in New York, but never made it back. My photography takes me around the world. 

Cities and the urban landscape fascinate me. I seek the shapes and patterns that show a mood of a city, from its brightest lights and to its darkest shadows. The ever changing urban pulse entices me to find new ways to portray the character of these streets and buildings where we live and work. To satisfy my artistic vision in capturing great city scenes, I often return several times to photograph during different seasonal and lighting environments.

I have intensely documented the fabled streets of the North End neighborhood as well as the Greater Boston area where I founded and still manage the local news websites:  NorthEndWaterfront.com and NorthEndBoston.com

My Boston projects include documenting Italian Feasts, the evolving Waterfront, its Rising Sea Levels, Fireworks, Tall Ships and Boston in the Snow.

A busy travel schedule keeps fresh my cityscape and landscape portfolios, with an occasional nod toward night photography.

Outside of photography, I am semi-retired from careers in engineering and investing. My formal education includes a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a MBA degree from Columbia Business School. 

I have been fortunate to have my images widely published in several newspapers, books and magazines including National Geographic, USA Today and the Boston Globe. I am a member of a variety of photography organizations and serve on the executive committee of the Boston Camera Club. I often donate my photography to community and non-profit organizations, especially those engaged in climate change awareness and research.

Contact Matt Conti

Contact me via email at matt@mattconti.com. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Exhibitions

Providence Art Club, National Open Juried Exhibition 2020. On exhibition: Grand Canal Reflections. Juror: Matthew Hargraves, PhD, Chief Curator of the Yale Center for British Art. The Art Club is one of the oldest arts organizations in the United States and this show received over 750 individual entries. [Catalog, Facebook album] (May 2020)

Plymouth Center for the Arts, The Fine Art of Photography, Tenth Annual Juried Exhibition & Competition. [Virtual Gallery] On exhibition: Burano Canal. (May 2020)

Ocean State International Photography Exhibition 2020, sponsored by the Photographic Society of Rhode Island (PSRI). On exhibition: Boston VibesJudges: Rick Cloran (HonPSA, GMPSA, HonNEC) Sarah Musumeci (MNEC) and Deb Page. (April 2020)

World Bank, Art of Resilience, Washington D.C. On exhibition: photos of "High Tide", a climate change adaptation project of UMass Professor / Artist Carolina Aragón (2020, Ongoing)

Old North Gallery, in partnership with the Photographic Resource Center,Rally Point - Bravery + Action. On exhibition: St. Anthony's Feast and Tall Ships (Summer 2019)

New England School of Photography. On exhibition: Prado Fountain Lights,.Red Brick Gallery, Light and Shadow (November 2018)

WGBH Boston Digital Mural (Mass. Pike I-90). On exhibition: North End Feasts (August 2013)

Awards

New England Camera Club Council (NECCC), Best of Photojournalism Award, Havana Giggles; Honor Award, Boston in the Snow, 2019 Conference.

Boston Camera Club, Projected Image of the Year 2017-2018, Kálfshamars Light - Skagafjördur in Northern Iceland , June 2018

National Italian American Foundation (NAIF), Photo Contest, 1st Place for Flight of the Angel, October 2015

Publications

Italian America Magazine, When Everyone's Italian!, The Summer Saint Celebrations of Boston's North EndSpring 2020. (Feast Galleries)

Commonwealth Magazine, Using Art to Highlight Climate Change, December 2019, Photos of RISINGEmotions exhibition in East Boston.

Paperbark Literary Magazine, FutureWATERS | AGUASfuturas, December 2019 (Featured Photos)

Landscape and Urban Planning Journal, The role of landscape installations in climate change communication by Carolina Aragón, September 2019 (High Tide)

CODAmagazine, Art with a Message, FutureWATERS | AGUASfuturas, 2018 (Gallery)

Panorama Magazine Cover,  St. Anthony's Feast, August 2017

UMass Magazine, Time and Tide, November 2016

National Geographic, Abroad at Home, Chapter 1, March 2015

Bay State Parent Magazine, "Family Guide to North End Feasts," August 2015 

Boston Globe, "On the Greenway, Public Art that Feels Alive," April 2015

USA Today - Travel Section, "Summer Suppers: Festive Street Fairs," July 2014

Thank you to Lee Varis to  to for the profile picture!



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