Wyoming Arts Council

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Reed Mattison is a photographer and writer from Bowling Green, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University. Reed grew up in southern Kentucky spending his childhood outdoors on family farms, spring creeks, and the karst hills that would come to influence his visual aesthetic. His semi-rural upbringing and education in the immigrant resettlement site of Bowling Green provided a racially and culturally diverse community that was formative to his photographic philosophy and class consciousness.

He most recently worked for the Jackson Hole News&Guide as a photojournalist where he made strong connections to the community before becoming a freelance photographer in Wyoming. He still lives in Jackson, Wyoming documenting local housing, labor, and environmental topics. His personal film work focuses on themes of community care, memory, and local cultures.

When he isn't making photographs with his neighbors, Reed is a babysitter and farmhand.

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