Matthew Abbott


Matthew Abbott (1984) is a documentary photographer based in Sydney, recognized for photographing social, cultural and political stories covering contemporary suburban and regional Australia. 

Abbott is interested in intimate storytelling, shining a light on quiet moments that usually go unseen. He believes that storytelling works best when it comes from a close connection to its subjects. 

He is a regular contributor to The New York Times. His work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards, including winning the inaugural 2019 Rust Belt Biennale and the 2018 and 2019 Nikon-Walkley Journalism Award for Australian Daily life. 

Abbott studied International Photojournalism at the Danish School of Journalism and completed a Masters of Arts at Sydney University. 

He is represented internationally by Panos Pictures, and is a current member of the Oculi collective, a co-operative of Australian visual storytellers. 

World Press Photo Involvement:
6x6 Global Talent Program: South East Asia and Oceania
Award-winning photographer 2020 Photo Contest

Matthew Abbott on Social Media:
Instagram: @mattabbottphoto
Twitter: @mattabbottphoto

Matthew Abbott

Image credit: Anna-Lena Roth