About - Matt Parry Photography

Contact: For image licensing, commissions and collaborations please email mattparryphoto@gmail.com


I've always loved to travel and this in turn led to an interest in photography. In 2008, on a 4 month trip around South America, armed only with a basic digital compact, this interest developed into an obsession and on my return I invested in my first DSLR. 

Each subsequent trip abroad became a mission to achieve shots that really did justice to the people, cultures and sights I was seeing. My camera gave me the confidence I needed to engage with people and enriched my travel experiences like never before. It also gave me a new way of viewing and appreciating the world to the point where it is now an integral part of where, why and how I travel.  

Photography has also created opportunities. I've written articles for some of the UK's leading photography publications, presented videos and given talks on travel photography, had success in competitions, had images published in travel and photography magazines, carried out portfolio critiques, judged photography competitions and had images licensed via leading stock sites.

Aside from travel photography I have a 'day job' in the photo industry as the Marketing Manager for Harman Technology. We make the ILFORD and Kentmere brands of black & white film, darkroom papers and photo chemicals.


My images have featured in the following:

Travel Magazines
National Geographic Traveller UK, Wanderlust, Lonely Planet Traveller, Thomas Cook Travel (In-flight magazine), Travel Bulletin (Trade publication)

Photography Magazines
PhotoPlus, Amateur Photographer, Practical Photography, Digital Photo, Professional Photographer, Digital Photographer, CanonFoto (Germany), What Digital Camera

Online Newspapers
The Times, Telegraph, Express, Guardian, Independent and Metro

Wex Photo Video, Headwater Holidays, JustAPack, Insight Guides

They have also appeared in books and exhibitions, in calendars as well as a number of websites (including a National Geographic Your Shot assignment), newsletters, corporate publications and apps such as Insight Guides and Photography Weekly.

All the images on my website are available to license. You can find a selection on Robert Harding and Getty Images or you can get in touch via email or my social media pages. 




Guardian Travel - Monthly Travel Photo Competition
June - Winner


Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY) 2017 
View from Above Category - 2 images Shortlisted

Cheshire Life Magazine Photo of the Year 2017

National Geographic Traveller UK - Your Shots
USA - Winner

National Geographic Traveller UK - Your Shots
Greece - Winner


National Geographic Traveller UK Photo Competition 2016/17
Urban Category - Finalist

Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2016
Icon Category - Finalist

Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) 2016
One Shot: Cities - Architecture & Spaces  Category - Finalist

Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY) 2016
Spirit of Travel & Light on the Land Categories - 3 images Shortlisted


National Geographic Traveller UK Photo Competition 2015/16
Urban Category - Finalist

Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2015
Icon Category - Finalist

Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) 2015
Street Photography Round - 3rd Place (finished 8th overall after all 8 rounds)

Middlewich Photo Competition 2015
Overall Winner and Category Winner


National Geographic Traveller UK Photo Competition 2013/14
People Category - Finalist

Photographer of the Year (POTY) 2013 (Bauer Media)
Travel Photography Round - 3rd Place

Middlewich Photo Competition 2013
Overall Winner and Category Winner


Middlewich Photo Competition 2010
Overall Winner and Category Winner

Photobox Around The World Competition (2010)
South America - Winner


All of my images are copyright protected so please don't use them without permission.

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