Mattie Kannard is a native New Mexican. She lives in southern New Mexico with her husband, son, and a menagerie of pets in a colorful casita with crooked corners and a lot of personality.
Mattie is a teacher by trade. She is passionate about experiential learning and democratic practices and cultivates a classroom full of creativity, choice, and collaboration.
She believes that life is about connections, that the walls we build to compartmentalize our work, passions, and spirituality are faulty at best, and that life is lived fully when it is about the art of making meaning – without boundaries.
You can find her cooking and collecting, reading, or road tripping to discover New Mexico's treasures (on trails and in thrift shops!) She truly loves the landscapes, cultures, and voices of her native Southwest and takes joy in the little things. This is evident in her photography, which turns a lens on the remarkable moments, objects, and connections found in the experience of everyday life.
Mattie's photographs have been seen in Bon Appétit magazine and are featured in the office and on the website of Las Cruces Catholic Charities. Her work is also found in the Las Cruces offices of Noble & Vrapi, an immigration law firm.