Stuck in Vermont: Matthew Thorsen & Diane Sullivan, Thorever | Stuck in Vermont | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It

Stuck in Vermont: Matthew Thorsen & Diane Sullivan, Thorever 

Episode 561

We lost a dear friend, beloved community member and co-worker to cancer on New Year's Day this year. Matthew Thorsen was a legend in this town, taking photographs for Seven Days since its beginning in 1995, he captured Vermonters from every walk of life, documenting bands, makers, artists, and politicians. Matt was 51 and he died at home with his beloved wife, Diane Sullivan, and their cat Darkness.

As news spread of his passing, there has been a huge outpouring of grief, love and memories of Matt on social media. Many people changed their profile picture to a photo taken by Matt and shared stories about him from over the years. WCAX and VPR both played tributes to the iconic photographer and Matt is also gracing the cover of Seven Days this week.

Diane Sullivan has been Matt's muse and partner in crime for the past two decades — she is also the Art Director at Seven Days and often laid out his artwork in the paper. We spent an afternoon with Diane recalling their creative synergy over the years and their last shared moments together. This video also includes outtakes of Matt discussing his artistic process, filmed in October of 2011 and September of 2018.

Shooting dates: 10/15-16/2011 & 9/12/2018 & 1/8/19
Music: Swale, There's No One Here, "Every Last One of Us"

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was made possible by

New England Federal Credit Union


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

About The Author

Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed more than four million times online. She appears each Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

More by Eva Sollberger

Recent Comments

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2019 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation