Matthew Monteith studied at the International Center of Photography before earning an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2004. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic from 2001-2002 and the resulting work was published as Czech Eden by Aperture in 2007. He was a resident at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in New York City in 2004-05 and received the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize in Photography from the American Academy in Rome in 2008. In 2015 he received a Pollock Krasner fellowship for his ongoing project The Explainers. His work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally. His editorial work has appeared in many magazines, including GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Interview, W, and Dwell. His clients include Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Harvard Art Museums, The Deste Foundation, Microsoft, and others. He is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and recently finished a second Fulbright Research fellowship in the Czech Republic while on sabbatical in 2018 -2019. His work deals with the role that photography plays in our perception of art and history and how the narratives of both evolve over time.