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Human might be the single best word to describe Gary Matoso’s photography. Within each image lies the glimpse of a story, everyday or extraordinary, that forges a connection between subject and viewer. He photographs people with an honest, straightforward approach that aims to cut through pretense and cliché in the pursuit of images that evoke depth, character and feeling.

Born and raised in California, Gary began his career in a studio in San Francisco. He later moved to Paris, France where he was based for 16 years, working first as a photojournalist and later shooting commercially. In addition to his still photography, he has developed and produced a series of pioneering online documentaries and continues to work on new media projects.