Matthew is an artist, photojournalist, and cinematographer based out of Beijing and New York City. His work delves into urban development and notions of cultural progress through a variety of mediums including photography, video, and installation. His images of China have appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, and Foreign Policy, amongst many others. Matthew continues to concentrate on two projects entitled “Counterfeit Paradises” and “Kapital Creation.” These are his main outlets for exploring China’s rapid socioeconomic changes.

Last Updated: May 2, 2014



A Kapital Idea

Matthew Niederhauser & David M. Barreda
Matthew Neiderhauser is a photographer and artist whose work is influenced by his studies in anthropology. He lived in Beijing for six years and recently returned to the United States. His pictorial book Sound Kapital, published in 2009, documented...

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From the Underground to the Internet—Contemporary Art in China

Jeremy Goldkorn, Philip Tinari & more from Sinica Podcast
In the late 1990s, the visual arts in China operated on the fringes of society, and those who dared to flirt with public prominence risked finding themselves on the disapproving end of a government clampdown. And yet how different things seem today...

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China in Images and Words

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
This week on Sinica, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn are delighted to host Matthew Niederhauser. A photographer focusing on urban development in China, Matthew has been published in various journals including The New Yorker, National Geographic, The...