Matt Kay Biography | photographer

Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub

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Matt Kay

Matt Kay is a photographer based in Johannesburg.He was born in the year 1988. He divides his time between his own projects and teaching at the Market Photo Workshop.

After school he went from living and working on yachts to working on a ranch in Texas and it was here that a friend introduced him to photography. Needless to say, it stuck. Today Matt is a practicing photographer who divides his time between Johannesburg, where he teaches at the Market Photo Workshop, and KwaZulu-Natal, where the majority of his personal photographic interests lie. 

In 2014, Matt Kay was awarded a Tierney Fellowship and worked under the guidance of renowned photographer David Goldblatt to produce a series exploring Durban’s beach front. His own memories are often a departure point for projects and he endeavours to creative narratives around these, viewing his work as an introspective investigation.

Matt Kay
  • Winner of the 2011 CITY award for photography
  • Finalist GUP/ Veiwbook International Photostory competition 2012
  • Finalist for Hel- Ved new talent 2013
  • Recipient of the IThuba Arts Fund 2014
  • Recipient of The Tierney fellowship 2014
  • Sasol Young Signatures, group show – Pretoria Art museum (2012)
  • “Identikit” – group show, Gwanza month of photography, Zimbabwe – Collaboration with Nina Bekink (2012)
  • “The Garden” – Tokara , group show, Stellenbosch (2013)
  • “Expressions of Freedom” Group show – Constitutional Hill, curated by the Kalashnikovv Gallery (2013)
  • “Dyptich” – Joburg Fringe (2013)
  • “My Joburg: Short Change” – La Maison Rouge Galley – Paris (2013)
  • Hel- Ved new talent exhibition – Amsterdam (2013)
  • Turbine Art Fair – Art source Stand (2014)