Depending on the day, Matthew is an artist, photojournalist, or cinematographer. His interest in China was sparked by Mandarin courses in high school, and he quickly became fascinated with the country’s expansive history. Matthew then immersed himself in the anthropology department at Columbia University. After graduating he returned to China to explore documentary projects and other creative outlets. Since then Matthew's photography investigating youth culture and urban development in China appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and The New Republic among many others. He also shot video for The New York Times. Kapital Creation is his first full-length film. He earned his MFA in Art Practice from SVA.