11 Jan, 2023
Mirror Fauna is an ongoing, documentary project based on a small, patriarchal group of animists and ancestral skills practitioners. They are committed to reimagining our relationship to nature, culture, society, spirituality, flora and fauna. They are devoted to nurturing an immediate, visceral relationship with the landscape.
Matthew Hamon is a freelance portrait photographer based in Montana. His photography exists conceptually and aesthetically in the liminal spaces between photojournalism and staged editorial imagery. Matthew hails from a small, remote town in Northern California. A sense of place informed by wandering the woods as a child inspires his enquiry. Matthew currently lives in Missoula, Montana near the Blackfoot River. Matthew's work has been featured in CNN, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, The Independent -UK, Lens Culture, LifeFramer, 6Mois.fr, Stern.de, XL Semanal, Le Monde, and Smith Journal. Matthew was a finalist for the 2016 edition of "Nera di Verzasca Award," winner of the Diaframmi Chiusi Photography Prize, and IPHA 5 (Manifest's International Photography Annual). Matthew was awarded first prize in the 2018 Portraits Hellerau exhibition in Hellerau, Germany. He was featured in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK, and in The Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 160 (IPE 160).