Matt Mahurin

Matt Mahurin

American illustrator, photographer and film director
Date of Birth: 31.01.1959
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Matt Mahurin
  2. Photography
  3. Illustrations
  4. Filmmaking
  5. Recognition

Biography of Matt Mahurin

Matt Mahurin is an American illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker. Born in 1959 in Santa Cruz, California, he has made a name for himself with his recognizable illustrations and socially-focused photography. His work has been featured in prestigious publications such as Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Forbes, and The New York Times.


As a photographer, Mahurin is known for his socially conscious projects. He has captured powerful images of people living with AIDS, inmates in Texas prisons, and abortion clinics. Some of his photographs have become iconic and have been included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, including "Clemmons Prison, Texas" (1985), "Texas Prison" (1988), "Woman's Face in Darkness" (1989), and "Paris" (1984). Mahurin has also appeared as a model in some of his own photographs, which have graced the covers of esteemed publications like Time.


Mahurin's illustrations are easily recognizable for their distinct dark aesthetic. They often convey a sense of darkness, with rich storytelling elements that evoke a certain level of fear. His illustrations have become synonymous with his unique style and have made a lasting impact.


Starting in 1986, Mahurin ventured into creating music videos. He has collaborated with various bands and artists, including U2, Queensrÿche, Metallica, Dreams So Real, and Alice In Chains. Some of his notable films include "Mugshot" (1996), "I Like Killing Flies" (2003), "Feel" (2006), as well as the short films "H2 Uh-Oh" (2007) and "The Reality of Hunger in New York City" (2008).


Mahurin's work has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. As a filmmaker, he has received the Eastman Kodak Award for Lifetime Achievement, Best American Independent Feature, and the MTV Video Music Award for Best Post-Modern Video. As a photographer, he has been honored with the Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards and several other prestigious prizes.