About Matt

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Matt Rainey is a Staff Photographer for Rodale Inc., publisher of Men's Health, Women's Health, Prevention, Bicycling, Runner's World, Running Times, Organic Life, rodales.com, books and custom content.  

Additionally, Rainey's freelance clients include Adventist HealthCare, American Express, The American Legion, BT Public Affairs, Catholic Health East, CURE, Erbach Communications Group, Fidelity, Getty Images, Mind Over Media, NJ Monthly Magazine, The New York Times, The Record, Rutgers University Foundation, Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts, Saint Barnabas Health System, Spring Hill College, St. Peter's University Hospital, St. Peter's University, The Star-Ledger, USGA. 

Rainey is the recipient of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, and a member of the team awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. He is also the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Domestic Photojournalism and the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers. He is the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Gold Medal. Among his other honors, Rainey has twice been named NJ Press Photographer of the Year and has been awarded the NJ Understanding Award in Photojournalism four times. Matt has been named the runner up to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, the DART Award, and the Canon Photo Essayist Award. He holds Best in Show honors in both, The National Headliners Competition and the International Society of News Design, as well as the Gold Medal. He is a Past President and Life Member of the NJ Press Photographers Association, a member of the NPPA, ASMP and NYPPA. 

Matt, based in western New Jersey, is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is married and the father of three. He also has two big dogs, Timber and Rocket.