In Partnership with Industry Photographer
Fiona Freund &
Founder of Mother Works & Corporate Queer Exhibitions
Fiona Freund is an industry photographer who has shot for numerous fashion and lifestyle magazines. Her clients include; Arts Council England, Cancer Research, Elle, EMI, ES Magazine, Harpers’ Bazar, ITV, Marie Claire, Marie Curie, Nivea, Plan International, The Telegraph magazines, Vogue and many more.
Fiona was recently interviewed by Ryan Allen, Founder of the MATC Conference and Host of the Hey Ryan Podcast Lifestyle show. The conversation continued and with the great success of Fiona's Mother Works and Corporate Queer London exhibitions founded on equality and empowerment, the partnership with MATC Conference was the easy one. MATC Conference Photography Exhibition will celebrate the cultural diversity of London men, who have more than gender in common. An exhibition photographing 30 Men in London for a 4-week show by Fiona Freund, where men open the door to their world with anxiety. Stories of courage, authenticity and truth.
Mother Works Photography Exhibition: Click here
Corporate Queer Photography Exhibition: Click here
Fiona pictured with her sons on a shoot.
Fiona's London Exhibitions
Mother Works & Corporate Queer
Mother works exhibitions founded by Fiona Freund takes the viewer on a journey into the lives of mothers who work in different industries. A series of lifestyle photographs showing women pictured with their children in the office and in different spaces outside. There is a stigma around women in the workplace and Fiona took a visual approach to the conversation.
Corporate Queer, is a powerful exhibition encouraging employers to invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work, that includes their sexuality. Corporate is the theme and a series of images of men and women from the LGBTQ+ community can be seen in various settings in the office or outside celebrating their life at work, which was timely given that London Pride was cancelled due to the global pandemic at the time of the exhibitions.
Mothers who took part in the exhibition include, to name a few; Gina Miller (Business Woman), Jo Swinson (Former Leader of the Lib Dems), Maggie O'Neill (Actress), Vanessa Vallely OBE (CEO of We Are The City), Nadia Bennouna (Director at Abeilles, Virtual Executive Assistants), Miranda Sawyer (Journalist & Author), Lauren Pau (Managing Director & Senior Managing Counsel at BNY Mellon), Hadley Freeman (pictured left) Journalist and Author.
Men and women who took part in the exhibition include, to name but a few; Lord Chris Smith, Peter Tatchell (Human Rights Campaigner), Suki Sandhu (CEO of Involve & Audeliss), Mariama Wurie (Product Marketing Manager, Google), Bhasha Laad (Audit Assistant Manager, Mazars, Ade Onagoruwa (Head of Employee Relations, British Land, Ally), Freddie Barker (Investment Advisor, UBS Wealth Management), Gurmukh Panesar (UX Engineer, Google), Jonathan Brookes (Senior Asset Manager, British Land, Juan Labourt (EMEA, News Strategic Partner Manager, Google), Paul Edwards (pictured Right and Below, Head of Legal, British Land).
About the Exhibition
MATC Conference and Fiona Freund are partnering together to create a twice-yearly photography exhibition surrounding men and anxiety.
EYES WIDE OPEN. BREATHE AGAIN is the first exhibition. The exhibition's title refers to knowing self and when you really become present in life, despite the challenges, you can see differently, and that by finding that truth, you can finally begin to live again and breathe.
We invite 30 men in London from all industry sectors to have their portraits taken. Each man will be asked the same question about masculinity and anxiety and how they feel about the society they live in. This will be, for some, a challenge, but a revealing conversation that we want to have and in the midst of the reply, a picture is taken as they stare into the lens, to capture something different.
MATC is the acronym for Men, Anxiety & The Conversation. An exhibition that gives the subject a moment of reflection and through their eyes, the viewer can see a glimpse of truth and a level of vulnerability captured in a second. MATC Exhibitions plan to start or open the conversation around anxiety and that everyone regardless of social status, suffer and that each image was created in the midst of a conversation and that can continue after the photograph is taken.
*Kingston University Town House, Amphitheatre
& Waterloo Station
*Please Note: The above locations are ideal for the event but none are confirmed pending sponsors.
Our partners matter to us and we know your support allows us to reach men and encourage social change, so men finally can start the conversation with friends, family or co-workers about their anxiety through the conferences and exhibitions we create.
There are many moving parts to the launch of the photography exhibition and the speakers' conference. We have prepared a simple and easy-to-read, pitch deck to summarise the sponsorship options, accompanied by market research, target markets, ROI and future plans for the exhibition and conference that will be regular dual events each year in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.
Ryan Allen is the founder of MATC Conference & Exhibitions, who is a wellness advocate and former TEDx Executive Producer for Kingston upon Thames. Following research, he discovered 84 men every week take their own lives, which means, every hour, two lives are lost. This pioneered the MATC Conference and Exhibition as new ways for men to connect with other men in a verbal or non-verbal setting, to encourage a dialogue with self or others.
Your support as an MATC partner will enable us to reach more men, so they can realise they are not alone and that seeking help is a wise step, not a weak one. MATC is looking to partner with companies that believe in equality and diversity, but also tackling the male suicide epidemic that continues to rise in London and the UK. Please do get in touch to view our two-pitch decks and together we can make a difference.
MATC Photography Exhibon
EVENTS A YEAR
Stop Beating Yourself Up
APR 30, 2022
MATC Registration &
Breathe Again Photography Exhibition
Zoe Lem, hosts MATC + MATC Speakers + Laugh-a-Little Comedians
Lunch + Breathe Exhibition
MATC Speakers + Laugh-a-Little Comedians
MATC Speakers + Music Entertainment
Q & A Panel with Zoe Lem
MATC In partnership with Industry Photographer Fiona Freund and WeAre London Exhibitions.
MATC Conferences have partnered with industry photographer Fiona Freund and WeAre London Exhibitions. Each year, MATC and We Are will present an exhibition to give men a moment of pause about life. Breathe Again is about men taking their power back in a noisy world. Anxiety is real but Life is worth living.
EVENTS A YEAR
LEADING THE WAY TO MEN'S SOCIAL CHANGE