Matt MacPake is a documentary photographer, living in London, whose work is focused on people and the environment. Born in the North West of England, Matt graduated in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Photography at Blackpool & The Fylde College.
2015, was an exciting year, Matt, was shortlisted for the Bar Tur Photobook award at The Photographers Gallery for his project ‘To & from the North Circular’. Matt's portrait of security guard 'John', came fourth in 2015 The Portrait Salon and was featured in the Guardian, BBC & was part of the Portrait Salon exhibition in London & Tokyo.
In 2016 Matt’s portrait of Wilhelmena was selected for the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain award, to celebrate the country’s unique heritage and diversity. The exhibition was shown across JCDecaux’s digital network of screens in railway stations, shopping centres,high streets and bus stops around the UK.
Matt was delighted to be part of the 2017 Portrait Salon which featured two images. The portrait of Carol (Cracker Packers) was featured on The BBC & Guardian.
Magnum Photographer David Alan Harvey, selected the portrait of three young boys for the 'Life Framer, Street Life', competition & two images were featured in the Photography on a Postcard for "The Hepatitis C Trust in 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.
Matt has shown work in Berlin, San Francisco, Des Moines IA, Johannesburg, Krakow, London & Brighton.
Matt recently completed a MA in photography & is a Senior Photography lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.