Jenny Matthews

London, United Kingdom



Jenny is a documentary photographer and film maker working on issues of dispossession and human rights with a particular emphasis on the lives of women and girls. She has worked all over the world for NGOs and on editorial assignments, covering momentous historical events including the guerrilla war and Independence of Eritrea, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and the genocide in Rwanda.

Her book 'Women and War', chronicling 20 years of women worldwide affected by conflict was published in 2003 and exhibited widely. She is working on a second volume entitled ‘Stories of Love and War’ as well as documenting life in her community in Hackney, East London.

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The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan has left at least 200,000 people dead and an estimated two million displaced.

Panos photographers on the 2010 general election campaign.

Portraits of those living in the Mugunga II IDP camp.

The Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital in rural Bihar in India offers free cataract surgery to thousands of blind patients who can’t afford to pay for the procedure.

20 years ago, between 500,000 and 1 million Rwandans died in the worst genocide since the Second World War Holocaust.