Zenfolio | Matthew Apgar | About

Matthew Apgar enjoys documenting social interaction, recording fleeting moments, and capturing images in a unique and telling manner. With more than fifteen years experience as a freelance and staff photojournalist, Matthew has developed his passion for photojournalism into a career of creating memorable images and telling important stories.  Matthew especially enjoys creating DIY light modifiers, covering longer-term documentary projects, shooting professional sports, and anything involving travel.



Matthew interned at the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, MO., and has worked full-time as a staff photojournalist at the Courier News in Bridgewater, NJ, the Herald Times Reporter in Manitowoc, WI, and the Northwest Herald in Crystal Lake, Il. He currently resides in the greater Chicago suburbs and is working as the Photo Editor for the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Illinois.


Matthew has been published in multiple countries and throughout the United States. He is an alumni of the Eddie Adams Workshop: Barnstorm XVI in 2003 and has a BFA in Photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology. His photographs have received numerous awards from professional organizations such as the National Press Photographers Association, the New Jersey Press Photographers Association, the New Jersey Press Association, the Wisconsin News Photographers Association, the Wisconsin News Association, the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors, the Illinois Press Association, and SportsShooter.com. He also received awards in the College Photographer of the Year competition, two years in a row.