March 2019: Photograd interview & zine feature...Coming soon!
Delighted to be featured in Photograds new zine based on Brexit. I will be interviewed on the Photograd platform soon.
Really looking forward to talking about & showing new work. My new project has the working title of 'Whisper City Bones'.
Image: Regan & Trigger, Harrow Rd, London 2017
Oct 2018: Photo East, Belonging is...
September 2018: Photo Scratch.
I was delighted to show work in progress at this months Photo Scratch event. For more information on Photo Scratch click here.
It was a fantastic evening, relaxed conversations about new work in progress from several documentary photographers. A huge thanks to those who gave feedback & discussed work with me. It was extremely helpful & my project has certainly moved on because it.
Huge thanks to Photo Scratch organisers Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz & Phil Le Gal for all their effort & support. Please look out for the next event, attend, give feedback or show work if you're thinking about it.
July 2018: #FotoRoomOPEN | Jest shortlisted single Image category.
This portrait is part of my new series Capital, a work in progress, about London & the current political atmosphere. If you'd like to see more of this work, I post regular updates on my Instagram feed.
JULY 2018: PYLOT Magazine, 'The Autonomy Issue' Exhibition Finalist, Truman Brewery, London
May 2018: Reclaim Photography Festival
Thrilled to have two images featured in the RPF18 show called reclaiming our future.
View the fourth teaser video of some of the prints on display Black Country Museum, Rolfe Street Visitor Centre 19-20 May, & in digital format at the Wolverhampton Archives 10am-1pm Saturday 5 May & Dudley Archives 10am-4:30pm Saturday 19 May.
May 2018: Shortlisted for RPS International Photography Exhibition
Delighted to have 5 images shortlisted for this years international photography exhibition.
You can see the shortlist here.
May 2018 : Palm Photo Prize
May 2018: #FotoRoomOPEN | Format Edition Single Image category Winner
This image is part of a new series I've been photographing since 2014. The project is on-going but keep an eye out for some more new work coming soon.
Check it out here.
April 2018: PGZ129 Photograd Zine/Print Box
Delighted to be featured in @_photograd first zine.
It’s great to be featured alongside wonderful photographers & huge thanks to Melissa for all the amazing hard work you do supporting photo graduates. I appreciate all the support over the last two years! Wow two years since my MA time has flown by!
April 2018: Print Stuff & Lens Think Book Exhibition
Really pleased to be part of this show. I'm showing my first 'Between Places' dummy zine as part of the Lensthinkyorks / @Print_Stuff Kiosk Project Space in #York, now until 27th April. Please go & visit & support if you can - lots of photo books, zines, newsprints etc to pore over. Huge thanks to Joanne Coates
The aim is to create some more zines that will be for sale online in the coming year. Keep your eyes peeled!
Nov 2017: Left A Bit
Big thanks you to Left a Bit photography blog for featuring my image 'Way to school', & their very kind kind words.
Great to see such fantastic support for the Portrait Salon.
There are some interesting features on the blog so do spend some time on their. I'd recommend the Niall McDiarmid interview here.
Nov 2017: BBC In Pictures
The Portrait Salon Awards 2017 celebrate images submitted to, and rejected by, the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize.
The exhibition will now be shown in The Atrium at Ravensbourne from November 23rd to December 7th.
Nov 2017: Bored teens & drag queens: Portrait Salon 2017 –The Guardian
Proud to have a portrait from my series set within the iconic Cumbrian biscuit factory featured in the company of such fantastic photographers. Hopefully this will be the first of many photo projects about Carlisle & Cumbria.
Nov 2017: Portrait Salon
Oct 2017: Photography on a Postcard
Great to have work with Photography on a Postcard available. It's for a great cause, please try and support if you can.
"The Hepatitis C Trust’s fundraising arm, Art on a Postcard will transform into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October. plan to replicate the success we’ve had in the art world with photography and held an open call for upcoming talent to show alongside Wolfgang Tillmans, Martin Parr, Dougie Wallace, Edmund Clark, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Chris Steele Perkins, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor Macnair, David Hoffman and many many more well known and loved photographers."
April 17: University of Suffolk, Print Auction
Feb 2017: New work on Instagram
I'm currently showing new work on Instagram. I started shooting this project back in 2014, whilst working on the North Circular series. This project focuses on London & is shot on medium format black & white 120mm film.
The series is still ongoing, I'll be posting more images & details later this year.
Jan 2017: Photograd Spotlight: The Familiar
In response to the theme of #PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine's current issue, we requested from those featured on the Photograd platform work based around entity and origin, and unique definitions of 'home'. In collaboration with #PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine we're really pleased to present you with The Familiar.
Jan 2017: Hashtag Photography Magazine Europe Edition
It's amazing to be amongst such fantastic photographers. You can have a read of the magazine here.
Huge thanks to the Photograd team for selecting my work for this feature.
Cover image: Daniel Garcia Castro
Here's hoping 2017 is better for everybody all over the world.
Dec 2016: Spectrum Instagram Takeover
I'll be taking over the Spectrum Instagram account this week in the build up to Christmas. I'll be showing a selection of my work including some new projects not seen previously. Follow all the action here.
You can find my personal Instagram account here @mattmacpake
Nov 2016: Photograd Spotlight, Jon Tonks
I'm delighted to have been selected in Photograd Spotlight feature by the brilliant Jon Tonks, thank you for your kind words.
"Matt’s work is very solid and graphically interesting, and To & from the North Circular is a very appealing body of work. An A-road could be considered a rather unusual starting point for a project, however, it’s testament to taking a relatively simple idea and allowing it to flourish into a great selection of photographs - the behemoth lump that is 27.5 miles of concrete anchors the work to a geographical location for the audience to understand and relate to, tying it together and resulting in a wonderful series."
Sept 2016: British Journal of Photography - 'Portrait of Britain'
Wilhelmena, Angel Bus Stop, London 2016 - (Image: Matt MacPake)
Sept 2016: Crack Magazine Notting Hill Carnival
"Photographer Matthew MacPake spent his 2016 carnival piecing together a tableaux of portraits of food vendors, police officers, litter pickers and, of course, performers working in the build up to the big day’s festivities."
Check out the feature, on the excellent Crack Magazine, here.
Sept 2016: British Journal of Photography - 'Portrait of Britain'
Aug 2016: Metro Imaging Instagram Takeover
I’m very excited to be taking over Metro Imaging Instagram this week! I’ll be showing work from most recent project ‘To & from the North Circular’, and some new work from my new series later on in the week. Follow all the posts on instagram here @metroimaging
April 2016: Vuu Studio Super Special!
My image of John is featured in the Super Special (Vol 2, Issue 2) of Vuu Studio’s great print zine! Amongst some fantastic images!
check it out Vuu Studio & buy a copy here:
April 2016: Photograd Interview
I was recently interviewed for the newly launched Photograd. We discussed my project To & from the North Circular and my MA. It's now up online have a read & please check out some of the other interviews and features by some excellent photographers!
Huge thanks to Photograd for their support!
March 2016: Fleur & Arbour - Introducing Photograd
Photograd is a new online platform for sharing the journeys of photography graduates in the UK. I was recently interviewed by Melissa & Lauren, discussing my MA studies & North Circular project. It will be featured soon on photograd.co.uk
In the mean time check out the interview with Photograd Co-Creators Melissa Belton and Lauren Carter here.
Feb 16: Reminders Stronghold, Portrait Salon 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Saturday 13th February the Portrait Salon '15 exhibition images from this years Portrait Salon open at The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery in Tokyo.
The opening starts at 4pm so if you know anyone in Tokyo please encourage them to attend and support the gallery.
Jan 16: Photomonitor Portrait Salon
My 4th placed portrait of John is featured on Photomonitor where Carole Evans & James O'Jenkins discuss this years Portrait Salon and the 5th birthday of the competition. Next Stop for these images is Portrait Salon will travel to The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery in Tokyo with Yumi Goto from 13th to 28th February 2016.
This image of Jessy was entered to both the Taylor Wessing and Portrait Salon in 2015
Jan 2016: The Best Photographic Portraits Of 2015
My portrait of John from the series To & from the North Circular was featured in an article by Pete Brook about this years Portrait Salon. I also recommend following Pete's excellent Prison Photography Blog here:http://prisonphotography.org/
View the full project here 'To and from the North Circular'
Dec 15: Another Place Feature
Great to have 'To & from the North Circular' featured on the excellent blog Another Place!
Have a look here.
Dec 15: The Photographers Gallery, Bar Tur, Photobook Award, Shortlisted.
My project ‘To and from the North Circular’ was shortlisted at The Photographers Gallery for this years Bar Tur Photobook Awards. Great to be among such fantastic photographers and I'm proud to have been shortlisted. I'm still hopeful there's some way of bring the project to print in the future.
Nov 2015: The Portrait Salon 2015 - 4th Place
Great news! My portrait of John was vote 4th in this year's Portrait Salon competition. Thanks for everyone that voted and everyone that came down to the exhibition. Special thanks to everyone at the Portrait Salon, what a great competition! Looking forward to my career advice session with Creative Advice Network. You can see my image and this years winners here.
The Portrait Salon 2015
Over the moon to be part of this excellent competition. Tonight is the private view of this years Portrait Salon.
Embassy Tea Gallery
The print exhibition will open at 6.30pm on 19th November 2015 at the Embassy Tea Gallery in London and will be accompanied by a new publication that will look back at the past 4 years of Portrait Salon. Visitors to the print exhibition will be able to vote on their favourite three portraits.
Nov 2015: Exhibition Art Gallery University of Hertfordshire
To celebrate the end of my photography MA I'll will be showing a selection of images taken from 'To & from the North Circular'.
September 2015: Source Graduate Online
A small selection of my new project 'To and from the North Circular' is featured on the Source Graduate site. The full project will be on here very soon.
August 2015: New Work - Coming Soon!
This years been very busy, working on new projects and finishing my Masters at Hertfordshire University.
12th Feb 2015 The Photocopy Club & Michael Jang Exhibition San Francisco USA
Very happy to have a number of images on show in San Francisco for the Photocopy Club & Michael Jang show. I love that city, I could quite happily live there one day! There's a nice video of the show here.
Joburg Photo Umbrella: Collective Exhibition
Brighton Photo Biennial 2014: A Giant Collective
24th Oct - Nov 2014
Very happy to have work involved in the Brighton Photo Biennial, through WERK Collective.
As it reads on the website:
In partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial and Joburg Photo Umbrella, The Photocopy Club made an open call to photographers of all ages and ability to form collectives with their friends, families and peers, and to submit works on the theme of “community”.
Photographers around the world submitted black and white copies of their work and created a “giant collective”, exhibiting both here in Brighton and in Johannesburg.
Matt Martin from The Photocopy Club explains, “We asked people to come up with a collective name and make individual or group images that work around the theme of community. For example: music, religion, sport, art, sex, politics, to think about the cities they live in and the communities living within it.”
Image: © Nigel Green
12th-14th September 2014 The Doomed Gallery – Polaroid Show
I have a few image show show at The Doomed Gallery, Polaroid Show. Loving this poster!
1st Sept 2014 Oranbeg Press Net08 / Trip Mag Feature: ‘The Kids Are Alright’
1st Sept 2014 Oranbeg Press Net08: ‘Contemporary Youth’
I have images featured on Oranbeg Press Net 08 'Contemporary Youth'. Great to be featured amongst such good photographers!
19th Aug 2014: TRIP Mag California Feature
Images from my California road trip are featured on TRIP Mag
15th August 2014 The Ones We Love Exhibition Viaduct Gallery Des Moines, IA, USA
13th June 2014 TRIP Mag Issue #3
Pleased to have been selected for TRIP Mag Issue #3 a huge thanks to Dean Davies.
In a celebration of the male bravado and contemporary 'LAD' culture, TRIP Mag #3's LAD Mag pays homage to the young men of today.
15th May 2014 The Ones We Love
Very happy to have work featured on the brilliant 'The Ones We Love' site. A huge thanks to Lindley Warren! More to follow on this one too!
12th April 2014
The Photocopy Club Berlin Exhibition Urban Spree Gallery
I was lucky enough to have a few images in Photocopy Club Berlin show. Huge thanks to the brilliant Photocopy Club