In 2006, Matthew Hood made his first trip to Africa, and, after being captivated by its beauty, has returned on a regular basis. His projects have led him to photograph civil conflict in northern Uganda, chimpanzees in Tanzania, and Africa's highest peak - Mount Kilimanjaro. He has recently filmed two wildlife series for Animal Planet in Zimbabwe, and is currently working on his own independent film in Namibia, titled "Namib Grand". Using, experimenting with, and exploring an array of photographic techniques, Matthew's images are the result of his attention to detail, immersing the viewer into the moment. Matthew's formal training is in Cinema & Communications and Photography in Canada.