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Katherine Oktober Matthews (b. 1980, USA) is an artist, author, editor and publisher based in The Netherlands. She is the author of Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity (2018), I Love Animals (2017), and a forthcoming book of essays, Elsewhere. She has edited numerous periodicals, including her creation of limited series Milk art journal and in her former role as Chief Editor of GUP Magazine. She is the founder of indie publisher House of Oktober, as well as the online platforms Riding the Dragon and Useful. She aims to leave the world more beautiful, intelligent, and compassionate than how she found it.

Additionally, her text and images have been published in numerous books (including Toy Tokyo, Amsterdam… The Essence, NEW Dutch Photography), journals (Mensa World Journal, Contact Sheet, VLAK, Analog Journal, KNiK), print magazines/newspapers (AmsterDO, TimeOut Amsterdam) and online media (Libération, Slate, John Adams Institute, New Dawn, TEDxAmsterdam, Versal Blog).

Interviews, articles and lectures

Resources about Katherine Oktober Matthews

Interview with MaMagazine (Spanish language)

"Art may not be as important as food or rent-money at some points in our lives, but if the only people making art are the people who can afford to spend time and money on it, we will have a very limited and warped view of the world."—Katherine Oktober Matthews (MaMagazine, 2023)

Between Realities: A Lecture at the Fachhochschule Dortmund

 I gave a lecture at the Fochhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts…

Interview with Katherine Oktober Matthews on Life Framer (Open Call)

“In the end, I think we’re all looking for ways to mainline existence, to achieve a more direct way of tapping into ourselves, other people and our environments. That desire is replete with risks, but let’s not kid ourselves, life is a bloodsport.”
—Katherine Oktober Matthews (Life Framer, 2016)

Interview with Firestarters (Dutch language)

Firestarters has posted a short interview with me, about the upcoming portfolio review GUP has…

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