Herbert Matter was a Swiss-born American photographer and graphic designer known for his innovative work on photomontage in commercial art. His works included retouching and manipulating negative and the common subjects in his works included landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. The Herbert Matter archive spans the years 1937-1984, when Matter was active as a graphic designer and photographer in the United States, until his death at the age of seventy-seven. The archive is large and includes original art work and production files; manuscript materials; film, video and audio media; photographs; books and printed matter; correspondence; and negatives and transparencies of his commercial and non-commercial photographic work.

Exterior of Giacometti studio; From the book: Alberto Giacometti / photographed by Herbert Matter ; text by Mercedes Matter ; foreword by Louis Finkelstein ; with an introduction by Andrew Forge; New York : Abrams; 1987; Page 27.
Four sculpture figures with gray background: 'Four Women on a Base, 1950'.
Close up of Giacometti at work on sculpture wearing a coat and tie; 1965.
3/4 view of wrapped sculpture with sculpture in background.