Born in 1994, Matt Slater is a photographer currently living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied photography at the Cape Town School of Photography. Slater is interested in our relationship to nature and exploring themes of impermanence, transience, mortality and the materiality of the photographic medium. Through his exploration of the craft, Slater has deconstructed both the image and processes to create a visual language that uniquely blends archaic process and current technology. In 2017 he took part in an Artist In Residence programme at Amplify Studios and exhibited the resulting body of work The Arboretum during the month of November. Slater published his debut book Efflorescent Cherry through Quiet Sun Books in 2018. His work has been featured in Od Review, Musée Magazine, Conde Nast House and Garden, GUP Magazine and Phases Magazine He has held multiple solo shows and has exhibited in several group shows around South Africa. In 2020 his body of work Autumnal Glimpses was chosen as a finalist for Klompching’s Fresh 2020 (Klompching Gallery, NYC) as well as for FotoFilmic’s JRNL 5 (Guest Editior: Elisa Medde, Managing Editor at Foam Magazine).