Professor of Photography and Video
MFA - Tyler School of Art, Temple University
BFA - University of Akron
Matt Haffner has been a commercial photographer, educator, and fine artist for over 20 years. The experience he brings to students in the classroom is from the depth of his experience and technical knowledge in all his pursuits. As someone who has worked within commercial, editorial, documentary, architectural, fashion, fine art, and product photography, Matt has the experience to show students what it takes to become successful in the world of Photography and Video.
Matt currently keeps a studio paractice as a mixed-media artist whose gritty and aesthetically graphic artworks range from large-scale installations to diminutive works on paper. His urban and mythological themed works are made from combinations of humble materials including; wheat-pasted paper, cardboard, newsprint, salvaged street signs, rusted metal, and spray paint that pay homage to his roots as a street artist and to his interest in the city's periphery. He often combines his drawings with video projections and photographs that explore ideas about multilayered vision and investigate the dynamic between the static and moving image.
Matt's works are in a variety of public and private regional, national, and international collections. He has won countless awards and grants in support of his work, including a National Endowment for the Arts Project Award, MOCA Georgia's prestigious Working Artist Award, and a Forward Arts Foundation Award. His works additionally, have been published in a variety of books, magazines, web pages, and periodicals.
Mr. Haffner is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is Professor of Photography and Video at Kennesaw State University.