Evidence and New Works, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, UK


Evidence, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY


Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Upper Waiting Hall, Houses of Parliament, London UK

Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Ghandi Museum, London, UK


Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK


Barzakh, Fotographie Forum International, 2006, Frankfurt, Germany

Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Space Four, Peterborough Museum, UK

Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Lincoln Museum, Usher Gallery

Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, UK

Leave to Remain, National touring exhibition, BCA Gallery, UK




Evidence in Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest International, Houston, TX (upcoming)

Evidence in Biennal of Arab Photography in the XXIé, Institut du Monde Arabe et Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France (upcoming)


Paris Photo, Purdy Hicks Gallery, Paris, France (upcoming)

Evidence, Goeun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea

Evidence in Conflict Time Photography, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

Evidence in The Photobook Exibition, Banaki MuseumAthens Greece

Evidence in Conflict Time Photography, Museum Folkswang Essen, Germany

Evidence in Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London UK

Evidence in The Visual Voice: New Photo Book Narratives, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco 


Works from Evidence, Paris Photo, Purdy Hicks Gallery


Disappearance in Borders, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK


This Dark Land in Failure|Success, Photo Month in Krakow, Teatr Laznia Nowa, Krakow Poland


Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, National Museum of Singapore

Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland


From Where I Stand, Photographs of Arab Women, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, CA

Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Q Arts Gallery, Derby, UK, 2006


Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Langhans Galerie Prag, Czech Republic


Nazar Photographs from the Arab World, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

From Where I Stand, Fifty Crows Gallery, San Francisco, CA




Nominated for Prix Pictet


Arts Council England. Individual Artist Grant


Finalist Critical Mass


Arts Council England. Individual Artist Grant.

Deutsche Bank commission for production and installation of Disappearance. 

Shortlisted for the Victoria and Albert Museum Residency/Photography Fellowship

Nominated for Prix Pictet


SHOWCASE, Blueprint Magazine. 

The Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art Photography

Royal College of Art Travel Grant

2006 - 2008

 Full Bursary, Royal College of Art MA Photography 


East England Grants for the Arts

Comic Relief UK Arts Grants  

NHS Trust Grants for the Arts


Commissions East


Fifty Crows 1st place International Fund for Documentary Photography, North America



Victoria and Albert Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago

The Deutsche Bank Permanent Collection

The International Fund for Documentary Photography

The Bedford Museum, UK

Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX

The Charles Dee Mitchel Collection of Photography and Conflict in the 21st Century
Permanent Collection at Michigan State University

Private Collections America, England, Germany, Mexico, France



 Evidence, Monograph, Schilt Publishing, Nov 2014. [ISBN 978 90 5330 842] 

 Conflict Time Photography, Tate Publishing, Nov 2014. [ISBN 978 1 84976 320 2]

 “New Yorker,” April 2013. 

“Internazionalle,” September 2013.

Work in Progress, “Ojo de Pez”, December 2013.

Nazar, Photographs from the Arab World. Aperture. [ISBN 1-931788-85-5]

Nazar, Photographs from the Arab World. Aurora Borealis. [ISBN 90-76703-21-3]

Source Journal of Photography



2008    MA with Distinction. Royal College of Art, Photography, London UK
1996    BA San Francisco State University. Joint degree in Latin American Studies and Journalism. San Francisco, CA



Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv Ukraine, April 30 2015.
Evidence Diana Matar

Tate Modern, London, February 10 2015 - Conflict, Time, Photography artists in conversation with Simon Baker

Arts Club London, January 8 2015 - Simon Baker Curator of Tate Modern in Conversation with Diana Matar

ICP New York, NY.
2014 - Present. Visiting Lecturer - Photography and Memory.

Michigan State University Public Library, September, 2014 - Colloquia Artist Talk Series: Diana Matar Evidence

Page Turner Festival, Brooklyn, October 2013 - The Disappeared

Columbia University, New York, NY, November 2013 - Photography and Spaces of Violence

Dar El Fanoon, Tripoli Libya, 2012 - Artists Talk Serries - Diana Matar in conversation with Poet and translator Khaled Mattawa

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, 2004/2011 - Artist Talk

The World Affairs Council, USA - Diana Matar on her work Veiled Cairo

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA - In conversation with filmmaker Rob Neilson

SF MOMA: World Press Panel on Documentary Photography This Critical Mirror

Fifty Crows Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Fundacion Cultural de Mexico, Mexico City and Baja California

San Francisco State University, USA

Cambridge Forum, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

Plymouth City Museum and Gallery, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

Plymouth University, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

Cambridge School of Art at APU, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

Ipswich College, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

Usher Gallery, The Collection, Lincoln Museum, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

BCA Gallery, UK - Artist Talk and Presentation

SF Camera Work, San Francisco, CA - Artist Talk and Presentation

Resounding Images, Plymouth, UK

Royal College of Art, London, UK - Deutsche Bank Award Lecture, Artist Talk and Presentation

The Art Academy SF, USA - Artist Talk and Presentation



Photoworks Annual, Nov 2015 (Upcoming) Feature with text written by Shoair Mavlian, curator at Tate Modern. 

Photo Dot Magazing, July 2014, Vol. 20 Cover and 12 page feature.

Two Moons, Catalogue, GoEun Museum of Photography Busan Korea, 20 pages.

Vice Magazine Volume 13, No 5. June 2015, Literary: Evidence, Diana Matar

PhotoEye, Jon Evans. 16 June 2015. Evidence Diana Matar Book of the Week, Pick by Jon Evans, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Leica Foto International, May 2015, Angenda, Books: Evidence, Diana Matar.

Freize Magazine, Sara Knelman. April 20 2015. Conflict Time Photography. 

WDR 3. April 2015Das Danach des Krieges. With Radio Show. 

ArtsLife, Laura Vezzo. March 2015. Conflict Time Photography Tate Modern riflette sulla guerra e i suoi effetti. 

Emaho Magazine, Manik Katyal. March 2015. Diana Matar: Photography six years of Political Disappearance. 

fotoMAGAZIN, Manfred Zolner. March 2015. Evidence, Diana Matar. 

Creative Review, March 2015,  IPAd  edition. Hi-Res Feature:  Evidence, Photographer Diana Matar explores political disappearance. 

ST Art Magazine, Hettie O'Brian. January 2015. Landscape and Time.

L'Oeil 16,  Jonas Cuenin. 16 January 2015, Londres : Conflict, Time, Photography : les images d’après la guerre.

Resource Magazine, Mark Go. 5 January 2015. Best Photography Books of 2015. 

Tondo, Nathalie Latham. December 2014. Best Books. Diana Matar Evidence. 

Dirty Old Books, Cheryl Newman. 28 December 2014. My Favorite Photobooks of 2014. 

New Yorker, Teju Cole. 23 December 2014. Best Books of 2014

The Telegraph, Cheryl Newmann. 22 December 2014My Favorite Photobooks of 2014

WNYC, Colin Dywer and Martha Ann Overland. 22 December 2014. Flipping Ahead - Book News. Diana Matar's Evidence. 

De Groene Amsterdammer. December 2014Moderne tijden in Tate Modern en het Rijksmuseum. 

New Cultframe Arti Visivi, Claudia Colia, December 2014Conflict, Time, Photography. Una mostra alla Tate Modern di Londra

Felix Online, Fred Fyles, December 2014An Excavation of the Bloody Horrors of Warfare

Photobookstore Magazine, Yumi Goto. 23 December 2014. Yumi Goto's Favorite Photobooks of 2014.  

The Independent, Annalee Mather. 22 December 2014.  Books of the Year 2014: Best Photography Books. 

Peace Direct, Jasmine Mitchell.  December 2014Conflict Time and Photography. 

Artefact Magazine, Sebastian Moss. 1 December 2014, Exhibitions, Conflict Time Photography. 

El Confidencial, Barabara Celis Londres. November 2014. Fotografia de Guerra Sin Heroes ni Sangre.  

BBC World Service, 29 November 2014, Newshour Interview with Razia Iqbal, Diana Matar Photographing Libya's Disappeared. 

Time Out LondonFreire Barnes. 28 November 2014Conflict, Time, Photography

The Economist, Intelligent Life, Simon Willis. 28 November 2014. War's Half Life at Tate Modern. 

The Guardian, Hannah Ellis Peterson. 25 November 2014. Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern sets timestamp on tragedy.

Disphotic, Lewis Bush. 24 November 2014REVIEW – EVIDENCE BY DIANA MATAR

The Guardian, Sean O'Hagan. 12 November 2014 'The cruelty is in everything': photographing the dead and the disappeared of Gaddafi's Libya.

The Culture Trip, Ludy Andia, November 2014. Diana Matar, The Aesthetics of Loss. 

Tate Etc Issue 32. Ipad Edition.  Autumn 2014. Conflict Time Photography. 

Middle East Monitor, Amelia Smith. 22 October 2014 Photographer Diana Matar on Libya, her father-in-law's disappearance and portraying absence in her work.