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Born In Malta in 1975, Matthew's interest for photography began the day his father bought him an Incredible Hulk 35mm camera when he was about 6 years old. He has since moved on to Nikon cameras.

Having completed his studies in photography, Matthew got his first fulltime job as an assistant. Shortly after he was offered his first job as a press photographer with The People newspaper. After a brief period Matthew moved on to the Malta Independent covering various local and foreign assignments, including the first flight into Libya after the removal of sanctions and the war in Kosovo.

In 1999 he won the Press Photographer of the Year award and, two years later, decided to leave the island to travel, ending up in Australia. There he worked as a freelancer.

On his return to Malta in 2002 Matthew continued shooting as a freelance photographer.

Three years later, in July 2005, he joined The Times. He has since won Sports Protographer of the year in 2006 & 2008 and in 2010 became the first photographer to win both the Press and Sports awards in the same year.

When not shooting professionally Matthew spends his time with his wife Alexia and daughter Amber, or on the water kitesurfing.

Awards:

Press Photographer of the year 2011, 2010, 1999,

Sports Photographer of the year 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006

Images San Frontier Silver Medal - 'Golden Temple', MPS, Honourable Mention 'Kosovo Music School' MPS.