Matthew Andrew

Programme Leader BA (Hons) Photography

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Thursday: 09:00am  - 12:00pm


Matthew's work has been exhibited internationally, and published in multiple Journals including PHOTOWORKS and DOTA magazine. He has also written about the photograph and it's relation to Archives and the Internet.

His current work is titled ‘Mimesis’. This work will culminate in a book consisting of multiple chapters which are exhibited as they are produced. Matthew has recently exhibited bodies of this work in the UK, Europe and New York.

Matthew's freelance background is in commercial fashion & advertising photography. He has worked extensively with international clients including French Connection, Nicole Farhi, YMC and Pantene.

Technically Matthew's work spans many genres and mediums including large format hybrid capture and output, contemporary digital capture/ workflow, emerging technologies including 3D scanning, and historical techniques such as wetplate collodion.

Matthew graduated in Photography from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design. He then went on to study an MA in Photography at the London College of Communication (LCC), where he won the prestigiousSproxton Photography Award for his work The Rise & The Fall. For his degree, Matthew produced the work ‘Tautology’, consisting of two volumes of a photographic book. The design of the book and the work inside engaged with museum culture and the photograph as a document. One book contained images of Storage aisles. The second book contained images of library stacks. This project represented the start of his ongoing investigations into ‘the gap between vision and knowledge’ that is a lasting theme in his work.


Having completed a PGCE in 2009 Matthew has taught across several disciplines at both FE and HE level. He has experience of a wide range of processes and educational practices including course leading and validation of photography courses.

Matthew joined the University of Salford in 2015. He is the Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Photography and BA (Hons) Photography with Industry Placement, and teaches across all three years of the programme.

Research Interests

Matthew is particularly interested in the photograph as a Document, and ‘the gap between vision and knowledge’.



Current Conflicts – Alternative Spaces of War Conference - Plymouth University – July 2015

Through the Looking Glass SLUICE/Brooklyn FireProof - October 2014

Current Conflicts – Ruskin Gallery – October-November 2014

Making Junctions – Waterfront gallery – August 2014

Mimesis – Gallery 101, Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2014

Current Conflicts - Space2 Gallery at Watford Museum Current Conflicts – UCS Waterfront Gallery 2012

Non Obsolescence – Hereford Photography Festival 2011

Aedas Presents – Solo show – Birmingham 2011

Introducing THENETWERK® - Ipswich 2009

Founded THENETWERK® research group – 2008/9

LCC MA Show – London 2005 LCC interim Show – London 2005

Art in the Street Imaging Festival – Swindon 2004

Photo-Debut Launch – Shoreditch 2003



New Talent – Marmalade Magazine – Nov. 2006

New Talent – DOTA - Dec. 2005

‘Photos, Histories, Absurdities’ – Val Williams, Photoworks Oct. 2005 Sproxton Memorial Prize – Winner 2005