International League of Conservation Photographers
Tampa, FL, USA
Matthew Cicanese is an award-winning documentary artist, National Geographic Explorer, Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and Destination Workshop Instructor with Canon USA. As a deaf-blind survivor of infant meningitis, Matthew’s art has evolved from his sensory deprivations. At age 14 he received his first camera, and has developed a lifelong fascination with minuscule lifeforms found in Earth’s microcosms. Matthew’s work examines “underdog organisms”, threatened ecosystems, and human interactions with the environment. He explores the intersection of art, science, and the visceral sense of childlike wonder that the natural world evokes in humans. In 2018, Matthew was named one of PDN’s 30 new and emerging photographers to watch.
2015 - Finalist — Environmental Photographer of the Year, 2015 - Semi-finalist — Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2015 - Semi-finalist — NANPA Summit