Rebecca Matthews known as Becky Matthews
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching
MA International Photojournalism, Documentary and Travel Photography
NVQ Level IV Journalism (Photography)
Ba Photography and Imaging
Full time Press Photographer from 1998 till taking the role as Senior Lecturer in BA Photojournalism at USW in 2013.
As a press photographer I have had work published in every national newspaper in the UK.
Selected Exhibitions/Publications of Documentary work:
September 2017: ’Displacement – The Human Experience’. Plymouth University
February 2017: ’LUSH Summit’, London
January – February 2017: Holocaust Memorial Day, Lewes, East Sussex
October 2016: ’Brighton Photo Fringe’, Brighton
August 2016: ’Documenting the Refugee Crisis’. Photo Forum, London
July 2016: ’Amnesty International Refugee Summit’, London
July 2016: ’Peace of Pie Festival’, Hereford
June 2016: ’Call Me by My name: Stories from Calais Jungle’. The Migration Museum, London
March 2016: ’The Politics of Screening Images of Refugees and Migration, The Birbeck Institute, London
November 2015: ‘Children of the Calais Jungle’. Published: The Metro, UK
November 2015: ‘Pray for Paris’, Published: The Mirror, UK
June 2011: ’My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Foto8 Summer Show. The Host Gallery, London.
May 2011: ’My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Liverpool International Photography Festival
February 2011: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Open West exhibition, Cheltenham
December 2010: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’ wins the ‘Peoples Prize’ at the Hereford Photography Festival
October 2010 – March 2011: ‘Routes to Revolution’. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
October 2010: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Hereford Photography Festival, Hereford
October 2010: ‘Focus Halo’. Hereford Photography Festival, Leominster
October 2010: ‘Focus Here’. ThePoint4, Hereford Photography Festival.
August 2010: ‘Focus Here’ awarded the ‘Inspire’ mark by London 2012
July 2010: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’ wins ‘Wedding’ category and second place overall in the CRU-WiebeTech photo contest
March 2010: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Published: Bust magazine (USA)
March 2010: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. freshfacedandwildeyed10, The Photographers Gallery, London
February 2010: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Published: The British Journal of Photography
November 2009: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Published: Marie Claire South Africa, Thailand & Korea
October 2009: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. Published: Marie Claire (UK)
October 2009: ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition, Bedfordbury Gallery, Covent Garden
June 2009: ‘Discarded’ and ‘My Big Fat Ugandan Wedding’. National Photography Symposium, Chethams Library, Manchester
Areas of Expertise
Press and PR. Documentary work has primarily centered around working with refugees both in the UK and abroad.
If you are a journalist on deadline and you need to speak with a member of university staff with particular expertise, please contact the Press Office.