Matilda was born in 1981 on a cider farm in Somerset. She trained at the London School of Tropical Medicine and worked in East Africa in Malaria control for two years. She then turned to photography. She divides her time between her commercial work and her personal work which is inspired by marginalised societies. Matilda recently won the Royal Photographic Society's Vic Odden award (for a notable achievement in photography for those under 35) for her sell out book Under The Surface - Somerset Floods.
In 2014 Matilda was a finalist in the SONY World Photo awards for her work in Ethiopia. Her new book charts 8 years of change in the Omo Valley in south-west Ethiopia, a story of modernisation, land grabs and political repression.