Matilda was born in 1981 on a cider farm in Somerset. She trained at the London School of Tropical Medicine and worked in East Africa in Malaria control for two years. She then turned to photography. She divides her time between her commercial work and her personal work. Her personal work is inspired by marginalised societies.

In September 2015 Matilda won the Royal Photographic Society's Vic Odden award (for a notable achievement in photography for those under 35) for her sell out book Under The Surface - Somerset Floods. In 2014 Matilda was a finalist in the SONY World Photo awards for her work in Ethiopia. In 2014 she was also a finalist in the CIWEM Environmental Photographer Of The Year awards for her work on the Somerset floods.


Under The Surface – Somerset Floods

Published in 2014 by Burrow Hill Books. SOLD OUT.

OMO – Change In The Valley

Published  by Burrow Hill Books. Available to pre-order from the shop.


The League of Exotic Dancers : "Legends" of American Burlesque

Published in 2016 by Oxford University Press


Solo shows include:

  • The Somerset Floods: Bridgewater Museum, May 2015, Johnny Leach's Pottery June - Sep 2015, The Bruton Art Factory Sep -Oct 2015, Thorney Studio - Somerset Arts Week, 2015
  • Human Zoo: The Ugly Cards, Cock 'n' Bull Gallery, London

 (Sep 2013)
  • Human Zoo: The London Series, The Wilmotte Gallery, London (May 2013)
  • Abysinnian Dreams, Rue Emsen, Brussels (July 2011)
  • The Circus, The Roundhouse, London (April, May 2010)

Group shows include:     

  • The Environmental Photographer of the Year, RGS, London (2014), 
  •  Paris Photo, The Louvre, Paris (2010)
  • SONY world photo, Somerset house, London 2014
  • CREATY, Madrid, Oct 2015
  • Bridport Arts Centre, Oct, 2015

Editorial includes

  • The Observer Magazine
  • Harpers Bazaar
  • The Sunday Times magazine
  •  125 magazine
  • Dazed Digital
  • Twenty6
  • LOVE Magazine
  • The Guardian
  • Harper's Bazaar Interiors
  • WYLDE magazine
  • The Telegraph Magazine
  • The Telegraph
  •  The Times 
  • Sunday Times Style Magazine
  • Sunday Times Magazine
  • RPS magazine
  • Damn Magazine
  •  Professional Photographer Magazine
  • Elle UK
  • Elle Spain
  • Elle Poland
  • Elle Kazakstan
  • Elle Portugal
  • Elle Sweden
  • Purple Magazine 
  • Dazed Digital
  • Twenty6
  • LOVE Magazine
  • The Guardian
  •  Harper's Bazaar Interiors
  • El Pais
  • The Daily Mail
  •  Mayfair Magazine
  • Kensington and Chelsea Magazine 
  • Grazia France
  • Absolutely Notting Hill
  • Selfridges Magazine
  • John Lewis Magazine

OMO – Change In The Valley

This book illustrates the beauty and diversity of the people living in the Omo Valley, as well as bringing into focus the threat to their way of life. Modernisation is inevitable, but in the Omo Valley it is largely at the expense of the inhabitants. Driven by a government keen to encourage multinational, industrialised farming the Valley’s inhabitants are being displaced. 

 Commercial farms combined with the new hydroelectric dam on the Omo River will have a potentially devastating impact on the ecology of both Ethiopia’s Omo Valley and Kenya’s Lake Turkana Basin. This striking collection of images is captioned with words from the subjects and is a stark reminder of the casualties and complexities that we face in the modern world.

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