Matt is an award-winning editorial portrait, commercial advertising, industrial, and sports photographer out of a southern town just a few minutes south of Atlanta called Macon. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Mercer University in Human Services ( he's a people person) Back in the day, he tried his hand in TV as a commercial TV producer and was promoted to a sports reporter. During his time there he shot local news and a little photography (he stuck with the latter). When he's not on assignment, he's more than likely watching his favorite soccer team Arsenal FC, boxing, coaching soccer, reading, drinking hazelnut coffee, or listening to 80's music (and yes he's a huge Hall and Oates fan). He's also an avid comic collector who is one of a few people to hold an original copy of the 1984 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1  first print...COWABUNGA 

 Matt is available to travel for assignments within the US and internationally. He keeps his passport ready!

Awards, Exhibitions, Recognition

2014: Award: ASMP IMAGE 14, 1st Place Professional Category
2014: Recognition: Spotlighted Photographer ASMP Atlanta
2015: Award: American Photography 31
2015: Award: 11th Hour Magazine Readers Choice: Best Photographer
2015: Exhibition: Macon Arts Alliance: Taken
2015: Exhibition: The 567 Center for Renewal: Black & White
2015: Exhibition: Profiles of Poverty
2015: Press: Macon-Bibb TV: Herbert Dennard Show
2015: Press: WMAZ Channel 13 News
2015: Recognition: A Photo Editor Feature : Art of The Personal Project
2015: Recognition: 11th Hour Magazine: In A Snap
2015: Recognition: ASMP Spotlight : Ask A Pro
2015: Exhibition: The 567 Center for Renewal: A Long Look
2015: Press: Professional Photographer Magazine UK: Pro Kit
2016: Recognition: Oxford American: Eyes of the South
2016: Award: 11th Hour Magazine Readers Choice: Best Photographer
2016: Award: American Photography 32
2016: Panelist: Around The Lens Podcast
2016: Press: VoyageATL: Meet Matt Odom 
2017: Exhibition: Tubman Museum: Montford Point Marine
2017: Interview: The Candid Frame Podcast
2018: Press: 11th Hour Magazine
2019: Press: Top Sports Photographers in Atlanta: Peerspace.com
2020: Exhibition: Tubman African American Museum: Looking Forward To Looking Back
2020: Exhibition: Bright City 


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