New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine commissioned Matthew to photograph neglected urban structures that have been converted into parks as part of their annual design issue.

New York Magazine

New York Mag featured two of Matthew’s recent photographs in their annual reasons to love New York issue.

Travel & Leisure

Matthew was one of 16 international photographers commissioned by Travel & Leisure to produce an image of their hometown for their first annual photography issue.

American Photo

American Photo profiled Matthew about his career in photography.

The New Yorker

Matthew shot the holiday tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for The New Yorker.

Paris Photo 2016

Matthew will have new work exhibited at Paris Photo 2016, held in the Grand Palais from November 10 – 13, 2016. Several brand new images from New York City will be unveiled at the exhibition, including summer scenes from Queens and Manhattan and a much anticipated color Jane’s Carousel.

Bloomberg New News

Bloomberg asked Matthew to shoot the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for Bloomberg Markets. Be sure to check out the other new work taken around Hong Kong as well.

The Wall Street Journal Magazine

WSJ asked Matthew to capture the construction scene at new Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom flagship stores opening in New York City.

The New York Times Magazine

Matthew was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine for their special issue on life above 800 feet.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Matthew’s work will be included in the inaugural exhibition of SFMoMA’s new photography gallery entitled “About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change.” It will run from May 14 – September 25, 2016.

The New York Times

Matthew’s Spectrum of Life image was featured in The New York Times in an article detailing the plight of natural history museums.

The Art of Now

Hearst Gallery is featuring some of Matthew’s new work in an ongoing exhibition entitled The Art of Now.

The New York Times Magazine

Matthew’s photograph of a spinning globe was featured as one of the best images of 2015 in The New York Times Magazine.


Matthew’s work is featured in Time Magazine in relation to a photo book and exhibit he is included in called “Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality.”

Reasons to Love New York 2015

Matthew was asked to photograph the Four Seasons Restaurant before they close for New York Magazine’s 2015 list of reasons to love New York City.


The New Yorker commissioned Matthew to photograph images for a short story written by Tim Parks.

Paris Photo 2015

Benrubi Gallery will be exhibiting new work of Matthew’s at Paris Photo taken this year in Tokyo and New York City. Paris Photo will run November 12 – 15, 2015 and is held at the Grand Palais.

Artist Talk

Matthew will be giving an artist talk on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6PM – 7PM at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The event is open to the public.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Matthew Pillsbury’s Mesmerizing Summer

The New Yorker featured a portfolio of Matthew’s new color work shot in New York in summer 2015.

The New Yorker

Matthew was commissioned by The New Yorker to capture images of endangered species being projected onto the southern face of the Empire State Building.


Atlanta Journal Constitution reviewed Matthew’s show at Jackson Fine Art.

Opening : Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver

Tokyo opens April 4th in Vancouver at Douglas Udell Gallery, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11th from 2PM – 4PM.

Matthew Pillsbury : Tokyo
Douglas Udell Gallery
1566 West 6th Avenue, Second Floor
Vancouver, B.C.

Phone: 604-736-8900

On view through April 25th, 2015

Gallery Hours: 10AM – 6PM, Tuesday – Saturday


Matthew’s Tokyo work was featured in Wired.

Opening and Artist Talk

Matthew’s solo show of new work opens on Saturday, March 21st at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, with a public reception from 6PM – 9PM. He will also be giving an artist talk at 11AM that day at the gallery space, along with fellow photographer Mona Kuhn, who also opens her solo show that night at Jackson. Both shows are on view through May 8, 2015.


Jackson Fine Art
3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-233-3739

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM

American Photo

American Photo spoke with Matthew about the process he used to photograph the cover of the newly redesigned New York Times Magazine. More globes can be seen in the New Work section.

Jackson Fine Art

Matthew has an exhibition of new work opening at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be on view from March 21 – May 8, 2015.

Hello, World

Matthew’s new photograph was chosen as the cover image for the re-launch of the NYT Magazine this Sunday.

Benrubi Gallery’s Grand Opening in Chelsea

Benrubi Gallery is hosting its grand opening in their brand new Chelsea space on February 5th, 2015 from 6PM – 8PM. The inaugural exhibition features the new work of Simon Norfolk.

The new space is located at:

521 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor
NYC, NY 10001

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Summer hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm

Edmonton Journal

Matthew was interviewed in the Edmonton Journal about his Tokyo work that is appearing this month in Edmonton’s Exposure Photo Festival.

Tokyo Debuts in Canada

Matthew’s solo show at Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada featuring his work in Japan is up now through February 21st, 2015. Matthew will be in attendance at the reception this Saturday at 2PM.

Morning Rave

Check out Matthew’s new photo from a morning rave at Judson Memorial Church in NYC shot for New York Magazine.

New Visions of New York

Matthew will join photographers Jeff Liao, Andrew Moore and Vera Lutter at 6:30PM on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at The Museum of the City of New York to discuss their latest work taken in and around NYC. For tickets and more info head over HERE.

New York Magazine

Matthew’s work appears in New York Magazine’s annual year-end “Reasons To Love New York” issue. Check out his photo from the 9/11 Memorial Museum HERE.

new work

Matthew has continued his collaboration with the Save Venice organization, which painstakingly restores paintings and buildings in and around the Venetian Lagoon. They began collaborating with artists to come to Venice and capture some of their projects and events. This year, their annual fundraising gala was held in the beautiful Boston Public Library under the theme of a grand masked ball. It was a sight to behold.  Check out Matthew’s photo HERE, as well as recent work from Vienna, Austria, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where Matthew had the privilege of being allowed to photograph their incredible Goya exhibition.

Miami Project 2014 – Dec 2 – 7

Benrubi Gallery is at Miami Project in Booth 107 this week (December 2nd – 7th, 2014) and will be featuring Matthew’s work, along with other represented artists. If you’re headed to the art fairs in Southeast Florida this week, be sure to CHECK IT OUT.

Matthew on CNN Photos

CNN Photos featured Matthew’s new work in Japan. Check it out HERE.

Paris Photo 2014 – November 13 – 16

Paris Photo opens Wednesday night and runs through Sunday, November 16. A selection of Matthew’s Tokyo work will be showcased by Benrubi Gallery at Stand D46 at the event, which is held annually at the beautiful Grand Palais in Paris.

Feature Shoot Features Matthew

Tokyo was featured on Feature Shoot recently. Check it out.


Writer Suzanne Revy posted a particularly thoughtful review on Matthew’s new work in Tokyo that can be viewed HERE.

Last Chance

Matthew’s Tokyo exhibition closes this Saturday, November 15, 2014. Head to Benrubi Gallery and check it out before it’s gone.


The Los Angeles Review of Books’ Michael Kurcfeld spoke to Matthew about his career and new Tokyo project. Watch the video and read the article HERE.

PDN Features Tokyo

PDN featured Matthew’s new Tokyo work as their Photo of the Day. See it HERE.

Slate Features New Tokyo Work

Slate posted a story on Matthew’s Tokyo series. Check it out HERE.


American Photo spoke to Matthew about his new work in Japan. Check it out HERE.

Matthew’s Tokyo work featured in New York Times

The New York Times Magazine featured some of Matthew’s new Tokyo images in a photo essay. Check it out HERE.

Tokyo Opens September 10th at Benrubi Gallery

Matthew’s new Tokyo work will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 10th in NYC at Benrubi Gallery, with a reception open to the public from 6pm – 8pm that evening. The show runs through November 15th, 2014 and marks Matthew’s first foray into color images.

From the artist statement:

“For over a decade now, I have made long exposure photographs using only available light. Across several series and in many cities, I have focused on the passage of time and people within spaces both public and private. My work has addressed the growing role that technology is playing in our lives and the sense of modern seclusion that can seem at odds with the constant connectivity being offered by our smartphones and tablets.

Millions of people file through the streets and subways of Tokyo – the world’s most populous megalopolis – and yet it is often done silently, with each person quietly interacting with their gadgets. That disconnect is at the very heart of so much of our modern existence and part of what I wanted to convey in some of the Tokyo images.

Technology use, as it has in much of the world, has increased exponentially in Tokyo, latching itself onto everything from modern-day cell phone-obsessed geisha women to the ultra-hip neighborhood of Shinjuku, where themed clubs and bars now include high-tech robotics as a featured part of the entertainment. Expecting to encounter the kinetic energy depicted in the William Klein and Andreas Gursky photographs of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, I arrived to discover that the once buzzing trading floor is now run in almost unnerving stillness by computers. While the temples are still revered and deeply respected places of worship, pop culture and rebellion amongst Western-obsessed Japanese youth have crept irreversibly in, forcing sacred and traditional sites to share cultural importance with modern Manga robots and Disney castles.

To capture this shifting energy and some of the surreal scenes I encountered, I have started making color photographs and using much shorter exposures. Photographing for the first time in a completely foreign environment has freed me to look at the world with a renewed sense of wonderment.”

Tokyo Preview

Matthew’s Tokyo project has a preview in The New York Times Magazine.  Click here to check out ten new images.


Matthew Pillsbury is thrilled to announce that he is the proud recipient of a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. The foundation is sponsoring his work in Tokyo, which will debut in September at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery. Click here to read the announcement.


The New Yorker reviews “Nate and Me” at the Sasha Wolf Gallery. Click here to read.


Collector Daily reviews “City Stages” at the Aperture Foundation Gallery. Click here to read.


Collector Daily reviews “Nate and Me” at the Sasha Wolf Gallery. Click here to read.


Photograph Magazine reviews “Nate and Me” at the Sasha Wolf Gallery. Click here to read.

blog feature

“Nate and Me” was featured on the Yale Alumni Magazine – February 27th 2014. Click here to read the post.

Blog Feature

“Nate and Me” was featured on – Behold Photo Blog, February 25th 2014. Click here to read the post.

Art World Drinks: A Black and White Manhattan was inspired by “City Stages” at the Aperture Gallery to create a drink in celebration of the exhibit. Click here for the recipe.

Exhibition – Nate and Me at Sasha Wolf Gallery

This solo exhibit features a selection of photographs featuring Nate and Matthew over the past decade including two never before seen images. The exhibition runs from February 26th to April 20th at the Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City.

Exhibition – City Stages at Aperture Gallery

This solo exhibit will feature a selection of 30 photographs featured from 2002 to 2013. The exhibition will run from February 20–March 27, 2014 at the Aperture Gallery in New York City.


On Saturday, November 16th at 4pm, Matthew will be signing copies of “City Stages” at the Aperture booth. Click here for details.


Come see Matthew’s photographs at the Grand Palais for Paris Photo. November 14-17th 2013 . Click here for details.


The Blur of Life: City Stages Featured in the New York Times

Aperture’s “City Stages” is featured in the New York Times. Click here to see the Story

Group Show

Matthew’s work is included in “Perchance to Dream” at the Andrea Meislin Gallery and is on view through August 9th.

Group Show

“The Drinking Show” which Matthew co-curated with Sasha Wolf and Peter Kayafas is now on view at the Sasha Wolf Gallery through August 16th.

New Photograph

The New York Times Magazine featured “Manhattanhenge” a new photograph in the Sunday July 7th 2013 issue. Click here to see the story. 

Blog Feature

Matthew was featured on – Behold Photo Blog, January 7, 2013. Click here to read the post.

Blog Feature

The Daily Mail online wrote about Matthew. Click here to read.


Time Magazine highlights Matthew’s show at Jackson Fine Art. Click here to see the feature.


The Atlanta Journal Constitution reviewed Matthew’s show at Jackson Fine Art. Click here to read the review.


CNN features Matthew’s work as part of Myths & Realities exhibit. Click here to read the interview.


Karl Johnson writes a feature article on “City Stages” for the current issue of Eyemazing. Click here to read the PDF.


The 6th floor, the New York Times Magazine’s photo blog ran a feature on Matthew’s show at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery. Click here to see it.