“I can engage the stories I want to cover in a way that best represents what I am trying to achieve in my work.”
Matthew Niederhauser is a photojournalist, artist and filmmaker. He studied anthropology and economics at Columbia University before moving to Beijing in 2007 to focus on long term documentary ventures focusing on urban development, creative communities, and youth culture across China. During this time his work appeared in publications such as Wired, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, and Foreign Policy. When he first started publishing with many of these outlets he was entering a very interesting stage of transitioning from print to online media, a time when budgets were being slashed and outlets were asking for many more rights to his work.
“I’ve been searching for a way to reengage with the photo-journalism community where I could best protect my own interests and essentially function as my own business. I am really excited to see what Monegraph is building, and what they are offering in terms of having an online platform where I can easily engage with people who want to license rights to my work.”