Matthew Sherwood working in Canada and Down Under

Two boys embrace on Playa Mi Cayito, a gay beach outside of Havana.
Cuba still has a long way to go to eradicate discrimination and prejudices in its society, but people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are beginning to live openly and be accepted by society.

Matthew Sherwood is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based between Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia. He works regularly for Canada’s largest newspapers, news magazines and wires, as well as international clients. When he’s not on assignment, Matthew focuses on long-term documentary work. He covers a wide range of topics including human rights issues, refugees, LGBT equality and the legacy of colonization on indigenous communities. He believes education is the most important factor in overcoming social problems, and uses his work to inform people of past and present social issues in Canada and abroad. His work has been recognized by American Photography, the Magenta Foundation, National Pictures of the Year, among others.

Photojournalism program testimonial

The instructors at Loyalist College truly cared about my success and encouraged me throughout the two years I spent there. Twice-yearly portfolio reviews with the leading photo editors in Canadian media organizations initiated many relationships that helped me break into the industry. I left with the knowledge I needed, both technical and conceptual, to begin a career in a tough business.


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