Matthew Murray shoots above the line advertising campaigns for some of the worlds leading advertising agencies – Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, TBWA, VCCP, Leo Burnett, FALLON, Ogilvy, BMB, Lowe Worldwide, BBDO/CLM, Paris, BWM, Sydney, Australia. Editorials clients include VICE, i-D Magazine, Port Magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, Dazed Digital, Feature Shoot. Matthew Works with many of the most creative Art Directors and Creative Directors, Trevor Beattie, Graham Cappi, James Gillham, Richard Flintham, Al Moseley, David Hellqvist and Terry Jones.
Matthew’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions, Arles Rencontre Arles Festival France, National Portrait Gallery, London, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Unseen Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, The Photographers’ Gallery London, Paris Photo – Le Carrousel Du Loure, Paris, Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam.
Matthew’s work is included in the collections of a number of art institutions and private collections and The British Library.
Matthew won a Silver Award at The International Photography Awards, Tokyo, 2018 for the publication Saddleworth: Responding To A Landscape, Winner Monograph Category at the International Photography Awards, New York for the publication Saddleworth: Responding To A Landscape, finalist in the International Photography Awards, New York, 2016, 2015, finalist at the Association of Photographers Awards 2015 – The Open Awards in both the Stills and Series Categories, winner of The Association of Photographers 2014 – The Open Awards Stills Category, finalist International Street Photography Awards, 2012, winner of The Association of Photographers Awards 2001 – Lifestyle Category, finalist in the John Kobal Portrait Awards 1995, 1997, awarded Arts Council of England Funding in 2016 and in 2006, finalist the Observer Hodge Awards, 1998
Matthew concentrates the majority of his time researching and photographing personal projects for publication and exhibition. In 2013 his book SKA, a series of portraits focusing on this subculture and represented through hardcore ska fans, the kind of people who not only listen to the music but live the life, was published by Schilt Publishing. In 2015 his work documenting the British during the summer months titled Pleasure in Leisure was published by Cafe Royal Books and in 2017 Saddleworth:Responding To A Landscape a series of dark Landscape photographs was Published by Gallery Vassie Editions - essays included in the publication by Martin Barnes Senior Curator of Photographs at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Artist Richard Billingham and Maartje van den Heuvel, Curator of Photography and Media Culture, Leiden Institute, Holland.