MATTE Magazine is a print publication founded in 2010 by Matthew Leifheit as a platform for new ideas in photography. MATTE tends to feature one artist per issue, although a small number of issues have been guest-curated around a theme or functioned as catalogues for exhibitions. The publication seeks to provide a context where emerging and more established artists can benefit from sharing pages, and is specifically interested in (but not limited to) queer issues. Developments in on-demand technology allow each issue to be printed on a rolling basis, in an unlimited edition, in full-color with no ads. 

Selected Press: The New YorkerVICEi-DArt F City, CCNY

Stockists: Printed Matter, Inc. MoMA PS1ICP

Public collections: MoMA Library (10 issues), ICP Library (6 issues), Philadelphia Museum of Art (30 issues), Yale Haas Arts Library (41 issues) 

MATTE Editions is a photobook publishing imprint that developed out of the magazine, publishing its first title in June 2016.


MATTE Editions, LLC

P.O. Box 621, Rockefeller Center Station

New York, NY 10185