MATTHEW KENNELLY

Edmonds, WA
         Biography          CV          Statement          

Growing up in and around a small family business while naturally attracted to the wallflowers of society, by consequence Kennelly has a strong work ethic and deep passion for people as seen in his ultra personal glimpses into others lives. A self proclaimed documentarian of faults and glories, Kennelly hopes for his work to break the barrier between stranger and friend, despair and hope, fantasy and reality.

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RECENT WORKS

IT SURROUNDS YOU

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HOODLUM FEVER

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FOUR FOLD SHIVER

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IT’S ALWAYS THE YOUNGEST

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[Kennelly] has an uncanny eye for capturing people in a way that is profoundly affecting— he somehow gets their stories, their movement, their faults and glories all crammed into a single shot. […] He has the understated grace of a seasoned photographer, hanging back, unnoticed, getting all the real shots without disrupting the scene.”

— Jeffrey Martin

THE NIGHT YOU DIED

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BUDWIG

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HERE WE ARE

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ON TOUR, FINDING HOME

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“IN THE BLOOD” A PHOTO STORY BY MATTHEW KENNELLY

FEATURED WORKS

I LOOK UP TO YOU

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ASS CLOWN

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YOU ARE MINE

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“While In The Blood is in the process of becoming a book of its entirety, this series of images explore man’s relationship with nature, machinery, humans, and himself.”

— Matthew Kennelly

DESPITE CIRCUMSTANCE

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HAY BROTHER

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“This series of images from In The Blood is an invitation to step into the dance of our social, economical, and geographically estranged neighbor. When I began my two year documentation of Andrew Albert’s farm in Arlington, WA, my hope was to create an educational commentary on agriculture, but what I came to see was less of a need for facts and a greater need to share what farming requires of one’s character.”

– Matthew Kennelly

“WELL SHIT”

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“There is no other work on a family farm as
intimate, warm, and human as this work.”

— Ralph Gibson

 

MAN AND MACHINE

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ATTA GIRL

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DIRTY TRICK

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