Staff Profiles: Matthew Murray

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Staff Profile: Matthew Murray
Senior Lecturer in Photography

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Matthew Murray

Senior Lecturer in Photography


I shoot above-the-line advertising campaigns for advertising agencies such as VCCP, Saatchi and Saatch and Ogilvy. I have also worked with i-D Magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, the BBC, IKEA, Easyjet, Strongbow Cider, Shreddies and McCains.


During the last 16 years my work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. My photography is held in the permanent collections of MOMA, The Tate, The Victoria & Albert Museum and The British Library. Currently I am working on a series of landscapes of Saddlewoth Moor and further areas of the Peak District, a series which has been shot over a period of four years. A collection of this work will be published in 2016 with exhibitions to follow in 2017.


Award Title Institution Date
MA Visual Communication Birmingham City University 1998
PGCert Academic Practice University Of Gloucestershire 2015


2015- Association Of Photographers, Open Awards Finalist Stills and Series Category

2014 – Association Of Photographers, Open Awards Category Winner 

2014 – The International Photography Awards, 2014 Honourable Mention in 3 separate categories Deeper Perspective ‘Saddleworth Moor’ , Published Book/People ‘Ska’, People Portrait ‘Stripper’ 2012 – Finalist, The International Street Photography Awards 2009 – Photography Masters Cup International Award Honouring Colour Photography2006 – Arts Council of Great Britain Bursary2001 – Silver Award, The Association of Photographers Awards2001 – Merit Award, The London Photographic Awards1998 – Shortlisted, The Observer John Hodge Award

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


PGCE Higher Education




Producing new works for publications and exhibition 

External responsibilities

I shoot campiagns for advertising agencies in the UK and abroad and editorials for a number of magazines. I also shoot personal projects for both publication and exhibition.

Subjects for media interviews

Photography, Advertising and Editorial Shoots, exhibiting work through galleries 

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