by Matthew J. Lee
Matthew J. Lee was born in New York City and moved to Northern California at an early age. He attended the last photo workshop taught in Yosemite National Park by Ansel Adams and the first Eddie Adams Workshop for the 100 best young photograhers in the country. Lee attended Santa Barbara City College and San Francisco State University. After internships at the Peninsula Times Tribune in Palo Alto, CA and the Philadelphia Daily News , Lee joined the staff of The Charlotte Observer 1986. In 1988 he joined The Oakland Tribune where he shared the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for News Photography for coverage of the Loma Prieta Earthquake during the World Series. He left the Tribune in 1992 when Robert Maynard sold the paper to Dean Singleton. After freelancing for one month he accepted a staff position at the Long Beach Press-Telegram. In 1998 he joined the staff of The Miami Herald and stayed for one year before leaving for The Boston Globe, where he has been a staff photographer since 1999.
(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)