Matt Hecht is a New Jersey National Guard photojournalist born and raised in the Garden State.  

He has traveled the world with the military, including South Korea, Germany, The United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Matt in Afghanistan, 2011.

His photographs can be seen in Time Magazine: Battlelands, National Geographic.com, The Atlantic: In Focus, CNN, FOX News, Space.com, Gizmodo, Air Warriors, Combat Aircraft Monthly, Stars & Stripes, Business Insider Magazine, Airman Magazine, and National Guard Magazine, among others.  He has also had video work featured on The National Geographic Channel, The Learning Channel, ABC, NBC, BBC, History Channel, The Pentagon Channel, and The Military Channel for shows such as The Hunt for Bin Laden, and Dateline NBC.

Articles about Matt's work:

Business Insider Magazine

EANGUS New Patriot Journal

The Chive

Memberships:

National Press Photographers Association

Association of Military Photographers

Photojournalism and Broadcast Journalism Awards & Recognition:

2016 Air Force Year in Photos
2015 Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII: Maj. Herman V. Wall Memorial Award for Military Journalism
2015 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Feature Video
2014 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Picture Story
2014 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Digital Art
2014 U.S. Air Force Year in Photos
2014 DoD Year in Photos
2013 DINFOS Visual Information Awards Program - MILGRAPH - Digital Art - 3rd Place
2013 29 Coolest U.S. Air Force Images of the Year - Business Insider Magazine
2013 U.S. Air Force Year in Photos
2013 Airman Magazine Year in Visuals
2012 United States Army Photos of the Year
2012 Department of Defense Photos of the Year
2012 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Pictorial Photo
2011 National Guard Media Contest - 3rd Place, Portrait/Personality Photo
2010 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Graphics Animation
2009 National Guard Media Contest - 2nd Place, Art/Graphics
2009 National Guard Media Contest - 3rd Place, Combat Documentation Photo
2008 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Art/Graphics
2007 National Guard Media Contest - 1st Place, Video Field Production