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Matthew Johnston



+1 (360)-350-8248


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  • Landscapes and Nature​

  • Antique Printing Processes

  • Film and Digital Imaging



Professional Skills and Associations


  • Proven Leader and instructor.

  • Over 10 Years of teaching experience.

  • Photoshop and Lightroom.

  • Antique and Alternative Printing.

  • Photo Editing and Sequencing.

  • Society for Photographic Education.

  • Photographic Society of America. (International)

  • American Society of Media Photographers

  • Professional Photographers of America

  • Sierra Club




Academy of Arts University                                                                           2020-Present

School of Photography

MFA Candidate

San Francisco, CA


Evergreen State College                                                                               2018-2020

Batchelor of Arts

Olympia, WA



Military Education


  • Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Ft Lewis, WA


  • Brigade Combat Trauma Team Training, Ft. Lewis, WA


  • Advanced Emergency Medical Treatment, Ft. Sam Houston, TX


  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician, Ft. Sam Houston, TX


  • ASIST- Suicide Prevention Training Program, Camp Walker, Korea


Photography Experience


  • 2023- Veterans Affairs regional 2nd place in Black and White and Color photography

  • 2023 Aqua Arts Festival-Miami, FL

  • 2023 Sienna Awards- Finalist- Sienna, Italy

  • 2023 Refocus Awards-World Photo Annual-Finalist-Fine Art

  • 2023 Refocus Awards-World Photo Annual-Finalist-Landscape

  • 2023 Refocus Awards-World Photo Annual-Finalist-Nature

  • 2023 All About Photo-Finalist-Nature-Platinum/Palladium Print

  • 2023 The Chateau Gallery-The Narrative-Platinum/Palladium Print

  • 2023 American Society of Media Photographers-Photoville New York

  • 2023 Academy of Art University Spring Show Finalist

  • 2022 Refocus Award Nomination-World Black and White Competition

  • 2022 LenScratch-Your Best of 2022

  • 2022 The Chateau Gallery- “Scapes”-Industrial Ruin

  • 2022 Fleet Week San Francisco Veterans Showcase

  • 2022 Academy of Art University Spring Show Finalist

  • 2021 Academy of Art University Spring Show Finalist





Military Experience

Senior Medical Treatment Non-Commissioned Officer

  • Personally trained new medics in standard and advanced clinical procedures.

  • Primary instructor for over 30 classes of Combat Lifesaver with more than 400 students.

  • Trained and led a Chemical Warfare Decontamination Team (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives) comprised of 25 personnel of differing military specialties. 

  • Responsibilities included staffing a 24-hour medical clinic at Camp Walker, Korea.

  • Facilitating medical treatment for American Service members and Dependents with local national medical facilities.


Senior Medic

  • Supervised and trained five medics to provide Advanced Point-of-Injury medical intervention and evacuations over two years, resulting in 20 successful medical evacuation missions.

  • Conducted 40 Combat Lifesaver classes with 300 students.

  • Developed and implemented basic and advanced medical training for the police and military units in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Conducted medical training and drills for NATO Contractors in Afghanistan.

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