Mat Dale is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in Leeds, UK. Specialising in Social Documentary; Portraits; Editorial; Events; Music; Street Photography.

His personal work focuses on social documentary, portraiture and street photography. He seeks to explore the human condition by focusing on issues around identity and belonging. Addressing such social issues as poverty, inequality, addiction, homelessness, loneliness, stigma and discrimination.  He has an invested personal interest in Mental Health; marginalised communities; Great Britain; Englishness and working-class life in the north of England.



Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust NHS

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Time To Shine

Yorkshire Dance

The Tetley

Impressions Gallery

The Real Junk Food Project

Pyramid Of Arts

Leeds City Council

First Leeds



The Eden Project

Health For All


Leeds Irish Health and Homes

Tidal/Leeds For Change

The Merrion Centre

Arts and Minds

Leeds Inspired

The Arts Council


'Well Travelled' - Leeds Art Gallery and The Old Red Bus Station, Leeds, October 2017

'This Is Me' - Love Arts Festival, The Corn Exchange, Leeds. October 2016

'Exploring Yorkshire' Group Exhibition -The Social, Leeds. October 2016

'Unheard Voices of High Royds- Part 2' Leeds City Museum and Leeds Central Library.Sept'/Oct' 2015


“Neighbours of Norman View” a collaborative documentary photo project with Photographer Mindy Goose. Kirkstall Art Trail, Leeds. July 2015

'Unheard Voices of High Royds' - Leeds Central Library. October, 2013


 Leeds Museum and Galleries 'Changing Faces of Leeds' exhibition Feb' 2016 - 

2nd place 'Group Portrait' category

3rd place 'Posed Portrait' category.

Winner 1st place 'British Bygones' instagram competition selected by Jon Tonks in association with his 'Empire' exhibition at Impressions Gallery, Bradford. Dec' 2015

Winner 1st Place - Caravan Gallery and Impressions Gallery ‘Pride of Place’ Bradford Photo Competition. June, 2015


Digital camera and tablet workshops for charity Henpower and Orchard Care Homes. Teaching dementia sufferers and local school children to work together to create photographic artwork. Jan' 2017

Pinhole Photography workshops for children aged 6 or above. Inkwell Arts Ltd Leeds, Sep' 2015