Magical Thinking is a not-for-profit publishing and educational intiative founded by Joshua Lutz and Tara Cronin in 2010. Its commitment to furthering our understanding of the importance of how images function revolves around a programme of books, exhibitions and educational workshops.
This is the story of an ongoing journey, visiting intimately an underground world where the lines between the police and the people they are protecting are blurred into one. Conducting a ten-year investigation while embedded in the police of Newark NJ, Artist Matt Gunther gained access to a system where the means of enforcement are as archaic as the very notion that simply enforcing will solve the problems.
Matt Gunther, a native New Yorker, is a film-maker and photographer who has been documenting a sense of place and moments of time throughout his career. His portraits endeavour to uncover and expose the vulnerability and compassion - the core of his subjects. Matt's work has been featured in numerous international and national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The Sunday Times (UK) and Gentlemen's Quarterly. His work has been praised and written about in American Photography, PDN, and Communication Arts among others. Matt's work is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum and The Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Reviews and Features
Interview with Darwin Magazine
Interview with Prison Photography