Alex Matzke is an artist and educator born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1985. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016, earning an MFA in photography and film, Alex moved home to Omaha to focus on supporting family. While in Omaha Alex has continued documenting long-term projects including migrant farm labor in Western Nebraska, the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline and Omaha’s Girls Rock music program; as well as teaching photography to newly resettled and first generation youth. After returning to Nebraska, Matzke also returned to welding and is pursuing an industrial welding certification. Alex is planning to relocate to the east-coast in 2019.