Matthew Pillsbury was born in Neuilly, France, in 1973. After receiving an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Pillsbury has focused on creating large black-and-white photographs using an 8x10 camera. He takes long exposures—up to an hour—using only the available light of the scene he is capturing. Pillsbury's photos are among the collections of many renowned museums, including MoMA, the Whitney, the Guggenheim and the Tate Modern. In 2007, Pillsbury won the prestigious Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie award for the visual acuity of his work. He has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. Most recently, his show "City Stages" opened at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC, where he currently resides.