About Matthew Newton is a photographer / cinematographer based in Hobart. He has shot numerous documentaries that have been broadcast nationally as well as feature documentaries for festival release. He has worked on shoots in over a dozen counties, often in remote locations, and has worked as a second unit director on many of these. His photographic work is regularly chosen amongst the countries best and exhibited in the nations premier photographic art prizes. He has been a finalist in the National Portrait Prize, the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography and the Bowness Photographic Prize on a number of occasions. Matthew has also received several awards and accolades for his work. He regularly photographs for editorial and news publications throughout Australia and has been recognised for his work documenting the struggle for Tasmania’s forests over the last decade, as a finalist in the Australian of the Year awards and the Walkley awards for journalism. In 2007 Matthew collaborated with respected academic and writer, Peter Hay to produce The Forests, a book documenting the struggle over the native forests in Tasmania. Among others, the book features his celebrated and now iconic image of the Weld Angel. Awards Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2014 Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Finalist Fremantle Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist Bay of Fires Art Prize 2012 Semi Finalist Moran Photographic Prize 2012 Finalist William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011 Finalist Headon Portrait Prize 2011 Winner Tidal - City of Devonport Art Award 2010 Finalist William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2010 Finalist Moran National Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist Head On Portrait Prize 2010 Selected Filmography - Director of Photography Skullbone Plains. Some of Australia’s most celebrated Artists are immersed in the remote landscape of Tasmania’ Skullbone Plains. ABC 1. Parrawa – Go Away. Film instillation, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. First Fagin -Ikey Solomon the basis for Charles Dickens character of Fagin in Oliver Twist. Screened ABC 1. Emerging from Darkness. The story of the East Timor Eye Program. Bali High Wedding. Princess Jero Asri Kerthyasa (formerly Jane Gillespie of Sydney) is at the centre of Royal Wedding preparations for her son, Prince Tjok Gus. The bride-to-be is an adored Indonesian ‘soapie’ star and the traditional wedding rituals at The Royal Palace of Ubud are a whole new world for her. ABC1 The Mission. This 4 part series follows the lives of four Nigerian priests sent to Tasmania as missionaries. 4 x 26 min ABC Television Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean? Feature Documentary The Story of Brenda Hean - one of the first leaders of an environment political party in the world. ABC 1 Alive and Kicking.This 4 part series Looks at the challenges of keeping Australian football alive and kicking in the bush. 4 x 26 min SBS Television. Real Life Water Rats. A fly on the wall documentary following a highly trained group of marine police as they search for missing sailors, scramble dive teams in raging seas, wage war against drug smugglers and keep the peace between professional and recreational fishermen. Documentary series: 4 x 26 min ABC television.