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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I was shocked when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan again this summer and these images are about Afghan women losing their identity.

As the UK prepared for a general election on May 6th widely seen as the most important in a generation, party leaders criss-crossed the country in search of votes.

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

‘Stop the violence.

Bihar is one of the poorest states in India.

On 6 April 1994, a shaky ceasefire between the Tutsi-dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and the Hutu-run Rwandan army that had largely been observed in the breach was blown apart by the assassination of the country’s Hutu president Juvenale Habyarimana when his plane was shot down as it approached Kigali’s airport.