Launching the Matthew Smith Archive.
The first of our preservation programme, the result of a 9 month project proudly brings photographer Matthew Smith’s unseen archive of 50,000 iconic photos spanning over 20 years into the public eye, with the Matthew Smith Archive. See features of his work as well as an unique store.
A proud activist armed with a camera, Matthew has gone on to produce an incredible body of work dating from the late 1980s to present day documenting the changing face of rave and free party culture, public protests and activism. From the M11 link road protest to Freedom to Party, Matthew remained both a key participant and a determined voyeur developing his trademark documentary-diary photographic style.
Look through his archive HERE
Matthew Smith talked to Dazed and Confused about his years documenting the rave and protest movements.
Read the full article HERE