Matthew Abbott (32) is a photographic artist and documentary journalist based in Australia. He studied Photojournalism and Visual Arts in Denmark and Sydney, completing his MSA in 2011. Abbott is a member of the Oculi Collective and works for The Guardian, The NYT and Der Spiegel. His ongoing project, ‘The Land Where The Crow Flies Backwards’, was recently featured on NYT Lens.
Abbotts photographs have been exhibited internationally and throughout Australia, including the Australian Centre of Photography, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Perth Centre of Contemporary Photography, MAMA Gallery and are held in public and private collections including the National Library of Australia. Abbotts portraits were selected for The National Portrait Prize 2012-2015-2016. In 2016 Abbott won the judges commendation at the PCP for IRIS and CLIPP prize.