Matt Johnston is a visual practitioner, researcher and educator in the UK. For the past decade he has been organising and facilitating photographic readers around the world in an initiative called The Photobook Club which has over 50 branches of connected communities from Aukland to Montevideo. As both a product of this work and an instigator for it, his research concerns the contemporary photobook, and how the medium inhabits post-digital and post-photographic landscapes which shape its form and accompanying discourse. Currently, Matt is working on a book which seeks to reconnect the contemporary photobook with contexts of purpose, whilst also working with previously published works to help activate important narratives for new audiences.
Image: Matt Johnston, ‘The photobook in Casablanca’, 2015 (photography, Daniel Donnelly )