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Climbing guide, photographer and environmental economist, Matthew Fienup founded Earthworks following 12 years of institutional climbing experience and seven years of training in the Visual Arts. Matthew is a member of the American Mountain Guides Association, the National Press Photographers Association and 1% for the Planet. His education includes study at the University of Michigan School of Art and Brooks Institute of Photography, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also earned a PhD from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara. Matthew has spent up to 250 days a year in the field with his camera. Other specialties include California Natural History, telemark skiing, gourmet coffee and backyard astronomy.

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