Katherine Oktober Matthews (b. 1980, USA) is an artist and analyst based in Amsterdam. With a university degree in psychology and a work background in IT and the arts, she now works at the confluence of technology, psychology and expression. Her self-published book I Love Animals (2017) was shortlisted for the Arles Photobook Award and selected for the Athens Photo Festival book exhibition. Her book Elsewhere, a photo | personal essay, is forthcoming from Leaping Man.
In addition to her own creative practice, she is an authority in the international photography art world as an editor, journalist, and critic, most notably in her former role as Chief Editor of GUP Magazine. She is the author of Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity (2018), and is an independent mentor and consultant to artists and creative entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Riding the Dragon, an online platform for consolations on the challenge of creation, and independent publisher House of Oktober.
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