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This selection of 8 photographs were developed after being awarded a Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travelling Scholarship, that saw Matthew travel to 8 European Cities in 8 days. The concept emerging from research into travel photography and inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s Poem ‘In a Thousand Years’.
graduated in 2002 with First Class Honours in Contemporary Photojournalism
at Swansea Institute of Higher Education. He was awarded the Alex Proud
Photography Prize from an exhibition at The Well, London and was commissioned
by Ffotogallery, Cardiff to work on ‘Ha-Ha: Margam Revisited’
publication and exhibition in Margam, South Wales. In 2002 he received
the Geoffrey Crawshay Memorial Travelling Scholarship to continue a personal
project exploring the nature of virtual and actual travel experiences.
Matthew has sustained a long-term project documenting Agoraphobia sufferers
incorporating internet and digitised images that explore the future of
representation, of individuality and photography. He has worked on diverse
commissions from working with Guinness World Records to advertising for
the NHS. He has is involved in smaller community projects; with Areas
of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has recently been commissioned to work
with The Womens’ Refuge. In 2003 Matthew exhibited ‘Reminiscence’
at Julia Margaret Cameron Gallery and worked with a film-maker in producing
‘Remembering Ryde’ exhibition. Matthew is currently applying
to study a Masters Degree in Photography and is developing a collaborative
project entitled ‘United’ with an Australian Photographer,
he is currently showing at Quay Arts as part of Xmas Tree Show.