Matthew Pillsbury is an American photographer residing in New York, NY. Pillsbury’s “City Stages” exhibition ran from February 23, 2012 to April 28, 2012 at the Bonni Bunrubi Gallery in New York City. The exhibition opened in Atlanta, GA on September 13, 2012 and ran until November 17, 2012 at Jackson Fine Art gallery. In September 2013, the Aperture Foundation published a monograph that includes a retrospective of Pillsbury works, titled, City Stages. New York Times Magazine published one of Pillsbury’s “City Stages” photos as part of their Manhattanhenge feature in July 2013. Art Relish conducted an interview in October 2012 with Pillsbury discussing his “City Stages” works. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also wrote a review of the exhibit. In the Oct 1, 2012 edition of Time Magazine, Pillsbury’s “High Line” photo, featuring a park in Manhattan constructed of abandoned train tracks, was highlighted as part of his exhibit at the Jackson Fine Art gallery. The “High Line” photo is also the cover of Pillsbury’s retrospective book, “City Stages”. Mail Online published several of Pillsbury’s “City Stages” works in a January 2013 article.
Works in the “City Stages” series include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Inflation of Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons from the American Museum of Natural History, Woody Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band at Cafe Carlyle, the Reading Room at the New York Public Library, Jazz at the Lincoln Center, the Broadway musical “Book of Mormon,” a contortionist at Big Apple Circus, the Brooklyn Bridge Park and Jane’s Carousel, New York Stock Exchange and the Tribute of Light at the World Trade Center as viewed from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The New York Times Magazine blog The 6th Floor overviewed the series and featured seven photos.
The New York Times and the Aperture Foundation published “New York Times Photographs” in the fall of 2011, featuring one of Pillsbury’s photos of the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center For Earth and Space.