Matt Writtle is a London-based photographer who began his career in 1992 at the Shropshire Star Newspaper, after which he moved on to leading newspapers in both Australia and Hong Kong. He returned to London in 2003.
Matt has worked for most of the national newspaper groups such as The Guardian, The Times, the London Evening Standard and the Press Association news agency, along with a number of commercial, charitable and PR organisations. He is also represented by eyevine and Alamy photographic libraries.
Previous assignments include news photography on the Asian tsunami, Darfur and the death of Princess Diana and numerous photo essays on subjects including child prisoners in Cambodia, Muslims in Britain, AIDS orphans in Siberia and bonded child labour in India, as well as daily diary portraiture and features.
In late 2007 Matt took the first photographs for Portraits for Posterity, an ambitious independent project managed by Jacki Reason and Jan Marsh, whose aim was to create an archive of portraits of Holocaust survivors living in Britain that would be available for exhibition. To date, 101 portraits have been completed, and they have been exhibited in numerous locations across the UK (potential future venue hosts are welcome to get in touch). In 2012 30 portraits were exhibited in York as part of the Allowed Voices exhibition at both The New School House Gallery and the University of York.