A graduate of Newport University in Wales, his first vocation was as an internet entrepreneur and activist in the late 1990s. After a few years of developing the internet he moved to London to work with people directly. He found his skills in high demand and spent the next several years working with various NGO’s, community groups and grassroutes organisations. He helped setup and managed a community development project in Camberwell, south London, before returning to University to complete the life-long ambition of studying photography.
Matthew now works freelance and on commission for various clients which have included the United Nations, the European Commission, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the NUJ. His work is publishes both internationally and domestically in a range of newspapers and magazines. His work is regularly published in the Guardian, the Telegraph, Des Spiegel, the Independent, the Mail, Express, the Times, FT and Bild to name but a few. International projects include Womens rights in Palestine, the Indian occupation of Kashmir, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, also the displacement of civilians by ISIS in Northern Iraq and human rights in Western Sahara.
Matthew is currently developing projects which utilise digital multimedia and social media to explore the developing potential of the photographic documentary image. He teaches photography at London's City Academy, hosts seminars as part of the NUJ's London Photographer's Branch at national photographic festivals and leads visual storytelling workshops at intercity schools and in conjunction with social services as part of various youth development projects.