Matthew Troyer is a documentary and fine art photographer that lives and works in Sarasota, Florida. He will receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2022. Troyer spent nine years serving in the United States Marine Corps as a combat photographer where he documented combat operations and training in Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. He taught photography as the faculty supervisor at the Defense Information School on Fort Meade, Maryland. Creative Quarterly recognized him as one of their top 100 artists (top 25 photographers) in 2018 and 2020. In 2021 he was selected as the Trustee Scholar for Photography and Imaging at RCAD. He now uses his prior military experience, expanded knowledge of fine art photography, and creative conceptual development to create work. His current practice explores combat trauma, memory, familial relationships, and unseen heroes.