Topic – Associate Photo Editor, December 2018 - May 2019

Aperture Foundation – Social Media Associate, October 2016 - April 2018

National Geographic – Social Media Producer, September 2015- October 2016

Alec Soth – Intern, May 2015 - August 2015


2021 Image Text Ithaca MFA Candidate

2015 B.A., Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN


2018 Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Kyoushuu | 郷愁, Space Place Gallery, Nizhny Tagil, Russia

2015 Pushed Out, DeWitt Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN

Group Exhibitions

2019 Another Day in Paradise, curated by Anastasia Samoylova & Gregory Eddi Jones, Gravy Gallery & Studios, Philadelphia, PA

2019 WOODSTOCK AIR: ALTERED, curated by Jan Nagle, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2017 Seeing Sound, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY Beyond The Bars, Columbia University, NY

2015 Imagining America, Pregones Theater, New York, NY

Awards & Honors

2018 New York Times Portfolio Review

Booooooom – A Year in Photos: 2018

Humble Arts Foundation – 22 Essays, Interviews and Other Sharp (Online) Photography Writing You Should Have Read in 2018 (Interview with Matthew Leifheit selected)

Aperture – Aperture’s Best Photography Features of 2018 (Interview with Matthew Leifheit selected)

Humble Arts Foundation – 12 (Online) Essays and Interviews on Photography You Should Have Read in 2017

Publications / Features

2019 The New York Times – Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Colleges

Elementary Press – Tick Check

Rocket Science Magazine – Gilleam Trapenberg in conversation with Will Matsuda

Phases Magazine – Wish You Were Here

Topic – Finding Jesus on the Front Yard

Topic – Crime Scene Shutterbugs of the 20th Century

Topic – The Birth of the Death Star

2018 Aperture – The Spirits of Fire Island

Topic – The Lost Photos of 1970s British Boarding School Life

Booooooom – Hanafuda

NPR – Hanafuda

NeoCha (China) – Kyoushuu

Mint Magazine (France) – Kyoto vu par Will Matsuda

iGNANT – Kyoto Through The Lens Of Will Matsuda

2017 Aperture – Why Aren’t There Any Famous Asian American Photographers?

Paper Journal - Wish You Were Here

Aperture – Myles Loftin Wants to Change the Conversation About Black Youth

Aperture – On the Edge of the American Dream

Aperture – The Revolution Will Be Live-streamed

The FADER – These Native Hawaiian Musicians Are Bringing Their Island’s History To The World

Rental Magazine – Instagram Feature

Aint-Bad Magazine – Instagram Feature

2015 The Washington Post – October 28, Rum Is The Next Addition To D.C.'s Homegrown Spirits Scene

2014 Public Radio International – July 21, Underage Moroccan Girls Married Off With Judges' Consent

Minnesota Public Radio – November 26, Photos: Twin Cities protests highlight racism, brutality

Minnesota Public Radio – August 22, Along the Green Line, lives and businesses changed for good and bad

Minnesota Public Radio – July 20, Hillary Clinton greets big crowd in St. Paul

Minnesota Public Radio – June 24, Photos: Even though the rain has stopped, the waters keep rising


2015 Program Manager, Camp CAMERA , Saint Paul, MN

2014 Curriculum Designer, Camp CAMERA , Saint Paul, MN