Phone
+353 (0)85 1266 240

Email
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About
Matthew Thompson is an Irish fine-art and commercial photographer. He had originally practiced as a designer before concentrating on photography. He completed his masters in Fine Art Photography at the University of Ulster 2014. His film represented Ireland in the Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Shenzhen, China 2015/16. His work primarily concentrates how our conditioning influences our peception. He has exhibited in France, Ireland, England, Germany, Finland, China and presented at the Offset Festival in 2015. Clients include Philips, Monocle, Conde-Nast, Time-Warner, Cara, and EMI.

Awards
Winner – Photographer of the Year / Cara Magazine – Irish Magazine Awards 2016
Shortlist – Source/Cord Prize 2014
Judge  – The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design Awards 2014
Nomination – Cara Magazine – Magazine Photographer of the Year 2013
Silver  – Conversations About Culture – The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design Awards 2012
Silver  – Dublin Theatre Festival – The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design Awards 2012
Nomination – Saba The Cook Book – The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design Awards 2012
Nomination – Sahara – Observer-Hodge Photographic Award – 2006

Press
British Journal of Photography - September 2014 - Projets Graduates, p28-29
Creative Review - 9th March 2015 - Offset 2015 - Rachael Steven
Wallpaper - 14 Dec 2015 - Catherine Shaw

Collections
Royal Hibernian Academy – Ireland
SMBC Aviation – Ireland

Exhibitions
New Irish Works — PhotoIreland Festival, Paris, Nov 2016
New Irish Works — PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Oct 2016
CNYFD – Shen-Zhen, Kildare, Ireland 2016
Irish Pavillion – Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Shenzhen, China 2015/16
Royal Hibernian Academy – Group Show – Dublin, Ireland 2015
Backlight Photo Festival – Group Show – Tampere, Finland 2014
MFA Photo Show – Group Show – Dublin 2014
MFA Photo Show – Group Show – Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2014
Interim – Group Show – Belfast Exposed 2013
Movember – Group Show – Dublin 2013
Fotodoks – Magnum Slide Show – Munich 2011
PhotoIreland – Solo Instalation – Dublin 2011
Hodge Observer Photographic Award - Group Show – London 2006

C.V.
University of Ulster, Belfast  – Masters of Fine Art  –  2014
National College of Art & Design, Dublin – Bachelor of Design – 2000

OFFSET – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – guest speaker – 2015
OFFSET – Limerick College of Art & Design – guest speaker – 2014
National College of Art & Design, Dublin – guest tutor – 2008 - 16
Massachusetts College of Art & Design – guest tutor – 2011 / 14

Magnum Workshop  –  Christopher Anderson – Munich – Oct 2011
Magnum Workshop –  London – Sept 2011

Designer: 2000 - 07 Imagenow, FPA, Designworks, Dynamo.

Clients
Travel+Leisure (USA), Philips (Hong Kong), GEO(Germany), Monocle Magazine (UK), Helen Cody, Druid Theatre Company, 2FM-RTE, Dublin Theatre Festival, City Jet (Air France), CARA Magazine, EMI London, EMI Ireland, AVOCA, Stamicarbon (NL), NBGI Private Equity (UK), Whiskey Advocate (USA) Ernst&Young, McCann Fitzgerrald, Eircom, Project Art Centre, Kate Boewe, Meteor, DAA, Brown Thomas, Ulster Bank (RBS), ESB, Mater Private, Cody/Delahunty, Detail Design, Unthink, Fresh, Chemistry, Design Factory, Zero-G, Morgan the Agency, The Brand Union, Dusted (UK), Brighten the Corners (UK), Business to Arts, Checkland Kindleysides (UK), Irish International BBDO, Publicis QMP, Hudson Killeen and The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design.

© All images copyright Matthew Thompson 2016

Website by Conor & David.

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