Winner of the Seventh Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing, Matthew Crompton is a writer, photographer and occasional metaphysician now residing in Sydney after living previous lives in Seoul and San Francisco. He holds a BA in Philosophy (specialisation in Buddhist and Hindu philosophy) as well as a Masters in Education, specialising in Applied Linguistics.
Offering writing that perceptively accesses the emotional and transformative content at the heart of the best travel experiences, his work frequently explores the intersection between global tourism and traditional communities. His photography is focused on revealing the heart of the destinations to which he travels, embracing visual narrative as well as the jaw-dropping natural beauty of spots as far-flung as Kashmir, Myanmar, and Mozambique.
His writing and photographs have been published in the US (San Francisco Chronicle and Philadelphia Inquirer) , UK (Adventure Travel Magazine), Australia (The Australian), and throughout Asia (Action Asia Magazine, Virgin Australia Voyeur, Southeast Asia Globe Magazine, Cebu Smile, Asian Journeys, and 10 Magazine Asia). His stories have also twice featured in “The Best Travel Writing” print anthologies published by Travelers Tales (“Camel College”, 2011; “Into the Hills”, 2014). While he’s out exploring, he produces regular travel content for the award-winning social travel website Trip.com.
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