Carbon Journey exhibition now on display at Matrix


Matrix is delighted to announce the launch of a powerful exhibition from the “Carbon Journey” photographic series by acclaimed British photographer Matthew Webb.

Webb is renowned for his subtle, thoughtful studies on modernisation and the environment. The exhibition now installed at Matrix presents images of low carbon livelihoods from across Russia and other former Soviet Union countries taken between 2010 and 2014.

The internationally touring exhibition “Carbon Journey” has been shown at the Russian State Darwin museum to over 80,000 visitors, has received awards from the Russian Federation of Culture and the Moscow Department of Culture, has been shown in museums and galleries across the former Soviet Union.

The works presented include characters such as Sergey from Minsk who has, despite all odds, grown an organic farm business and ecotourist resort, Marat a former soldier in the Soviet Army who now leads expeditions in remaining green space around Almaty in Kazakhstan and Bava who leads us to a gas crater alight in the middle of the Karakoum desert.

Lindsay Scott, CEO of Matrix, said “At Matrix, we have a strong tradition of working at the intersection of Environmental and Human Rights law, working with governments and NGOs to help them assess the impact of their environmental policies. Our Core Values also highlight Matrix’s commitment to minimising our own contributions to Climate Change. We’re therefore delighted to support this exhibition, as it aims to communicate the personal stories of people thriving in their environment whilst having the least possible impact on their surroundings.”

About Matthew Webb

Documentary art photographer Matthew Webb was born in 1980 in Middlesbrough, an industrial town in the North East of England. Webb’s images have been shown in 25 solo exhibitions including at the Moscow Manezh, the Russian State Darwin Museum and Anichkova Palace in St Petersburg – receiving more than 200,000 visitors.

Webb’s work has received acclaim in the Russian media including Vedomosti, National Geographic Russia, ITAR-TASS, TV Dozhd, Time Out Russia & The Moscow Times. The Russian Ministry of Culture & the Moscow Department of Culture have honoured Webb’s “Carbon Journey” series with several awards.

Webb’s latest exhibition was exhibited at the Russian State Darwin Museum under the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014. Webb’s photographs can be found in the Russian State Darwin Museum, Buckingham Palace Collection, UN Refugee Agency and private collections.