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A Grevy's zebra named "Elvis" stomps in the snow of his outdoor pen at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio on February 27, 2007. Situated on 10,000 acres of reclaimed strip mine land, The Wilds is a research and conservation facility for rare and endangered animals. During the warmer months animals are allowed to roam freely but in the winter are kept in heated indoor pens.

Matt Eich

Sunday, Oct. 23, 11:00am-12:00pm

Matt Eich is an artist whose works focus on investigating the American Condition. At Medium, Eich will speak about his decade-long series Carry Me Ohio discussing how the work started, its evolution, and where it has led as his career continues to develop. After the lecture the artist will sign copies of his new monograph Carry Me Ohio, published by Strum and Drang. His website has complete project information.

Matt Eich maintains a career as an editorial photographer with clients including The New Yorker, Apple, Al Jazeera America, The New York times, and others. His work has received grant support from The Alexia Foundation, the Aaron Siskind Fellowship, National Geographic Magazine, and twice received The Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. Matt Eich holds an MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School’s Limited Residency Program.


Festival Passes available inside the lafayette hotel beginning friday, Oct. 21.