About Me


Matt Lunsford is a photojournalist living in Manhattan, Kansas. Born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Ohio, he has a love for meeting new people and documenting their lives. His passion for nature drives him to explore new places and the people that call those places home. 

A passion for sports is born out of his experiences growing up in the Midwest. 

In 2012, Matt earned an A.A.: in Art with a concentration in Photography from Sinclair Community College, as well as a Photography Technology Certificate. In 2018, he earned his B.A. in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky University

Matt currently works as the chief photographer for the Manhattan Mercury in Kansas.

Commercial clients: Glossy Finish, ProEventPhoto, GameFace Media, Klughaus | Graffiti USA, Kentucky Master's Swimming, ARIKY, Dataseam, and Spears Transfer & Expediting.

Editorial Work

  • USA Today Sports Images
  • Columbus Dispatch
  • Courier Journal
  • Manhattan Mercury
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Bowling Green Daily News
  • Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer
  • Georgetown News-Graphic
  • Madisonville Messenger
  • The Paducah Sun
  • Emporia Gazette
  • Flosports
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