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Books, Journals, Magazines

Publications that I’ve written, edited, or published.


  • Creator and Editor of Milk, a limited series art journal of written and visual art works by artist-mothers about motherhood
  • Chief Editor of GUP Magazine (Guide to Unique Photography) from 2014-2018, responsible for producing 13 issues and managing the online platform
  • Author of the art theory book Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity (2018), featuring the work of nearly 50 contemporary artists, shortlisted for the Lucies Photobook Award
  • Self-published photobook I Love Animals (2017) shortlisted for the Arles Photobook Award

Milk Art Journal

(Publisher, Editor, and Designer, House of Oktober, 2023)
A limited series art journal featuring works of visual and written art by artist-mothers on motherhood.

The Forever Book

(Author, Designer, and Binder, Handmade in 2021)
The Forever Book is a unique edition of a conceptual book to illustrate the longevity of physical materials.

The Art of Dancing Explain’d

(Editor, Designer, and Publisher, House of Oktober, 2021)
The Art of Dancing Explain'd is a revised and restored edition of Kellom Tomlinson's 1735 instructional book on dancing.

ISSP 2019

(Editorial Team, ISSP, 2019)
A book of questions raised by tutors, students and guests during the International Summer School of Photography 2019 photography event, themed "Photography and the World."

Unique: Making Photographs in the Age of Ubiquity

(Author and Publisher, House of Oktober, 2018)
Unique is a thoughtful guide for photographers through today’s complex landscape of images, featuring work by nearly fifty contemporary artists.

Creativity as a Career

(Editor, El-Art, 2018)
A field guide and deck of activity cards for art students and beginning artists, to thrive as a creative entrepreneur.

GUP Magazine

(Chief Editor, 2014 - 2018) GUP Magazine is an international quarterly print publication and online platform, dedicated to conceptual fine art photography. A beautiful, high quality magazine publication.

I Love Animals

(Self-published, 2017) While animals are often much-loved characters in children’s cartoons, books and films, they’re also a part of our food source. How do we begin to explain the paradoxical 'love' we have for animals?


(Forthcoming, Leaping Man 2025) In this innovative personal essay of words and photos, raw and insightful of a time and a generation, Matthews traces the widening recognition that the one thing a wanderer takes with her everywhere is herself.

Haute Photographie (2016)

xpublishers, 2016

This is a magazine-style catalogue produced for the Haute Photographie art fair, for which I was co-Managing Editor and a contributing writer.
Publication contributions

Additionally, here is a selection of publications to which I’ve contributed as a copyeditor.

Sick Photography

by Maija Tammi (Aalto University Press, 2017)

Sick Photography: Representations of Sickness in Art Photography is the PhD thesis of artist-researcher Maija Tammi, for whom I copyedited the book.

Analog Journal

Indie zine, 2013 - 2014

Analog was an independently published newspaper format creative journal, for which I wrote the introductory texts and copyedited the artist content.

Droom in Het Woud

by Ata Kandó (xpublishers, 2013)

This republication of Kandó's original 1957 photography storybook, included an English translation for which I was copyeditor.

GUP Extra Edition

xpublishers, 2012 - 2017

GUP extra editions were mini-magazines packaged with GUP for subscribers, each comprised of a long-form interview and images from a single artist, which I copyedited.
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