Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Photography and media coverage for public events – subverting expectations and giving voice to often ignored causes.

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Photography and media coverage for public events – subverting expectations and giving voice to often ignored causes.

I provide photography and videography coverage for all sorts of public events, actions, protests and activist movements across Melbourne and throughout Victoria. If it’s photography coverage you’re after that’s for a cause – get in contact (with sufficient notice) and if I’m available, I’ll be there.

My work can be viewed on Flickr.

If you need to be more secure with details, you can contact me via matthrkac@protonmail.com or on Signal (0477 822 957). Both end-to-end encrypted.

I’ve worked with numerous social justice movements and advocacy groups to ensure their events and actions receive fair coverage and to help drum up publicity for their causes, which traditional and mainstream media often ignore.

It’s why I’m regarded as one of the most trusted independent media professionals in Victoria covering the social justice beat. This trust allows me to get close and personal with the action in a way that many others often don’t or can’t – capturing the emotion and energy.

While giving voice to often ignored causes is important; of equal importance, I believe, is subverting expectations about what advocacy and activism is, and the people who participate in movements are, supposed to look like. By subverting these expectations, messages can be expected to reach wider audiences.

I’m a member of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

As I believe this work is important, it’s done nominally free of charge for movements and good causes – though I do encourage those who can afford it to pay my normal hourly rates.

Images are also provided for free use – but I encourage individuals, groups and publications who can afford it to pay my normal image usage rates.

Groups, movements and organisations I’ve worked with:

  • Australian Services Union (ASU)
  • Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union (AUWU)
  • Blockade IMARC
  • Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF)
  • Combined Refugee Action Group (CRAG)
  • Extinction Rebellion (and various local and affinity groups)
  • Fight Together For Justice
  • Geelong Trades Hall
  • National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)
  • Otways Climate Emergency Action Network (OCEAN)
  • Refugee Action Collective Melbourne (RAC)
  • School Strike For Climate (SS4C)
  • Tamil Refugee Council
    + more.

Publications and media outlets where my work has appeared (both print and online):

  • 7News Melbourne
  • Independent Australia
  • The Conversation
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • Warrnambool Standard
  • Colac Herald
  • Guardian Australia
  • Green Left
  • Red Flag
  • Mornington Peninsula Magazine
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