Matthew Monteith is a photographer who creates works that tour the familiar and the foreign, often capturing subjects from unexpected vantage points. In his many series, Monteith is able to create both powerful single images, while also exploring larger ideas of place and geography. For example, in Hôtel Dieu, which features images from hospitals in Clermont-Ferrand, he uses a montage of individual portraits of rooms and everyday events to portray the hospital as one large machine, in which everyone, even the staff, is under investigation.
Matthew Monteith was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic from 2001 to 2002, and the work he created there was published by Aperture in 2007 as a book, Czech Eden. In addition, from 2004 to 2005 he held a residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in New York, and in 2008 was the recipient of the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize in photography from the American Academy in Rome. His work has been included in group exhibitions around the world.