Matilda Hay is a photographer and documentary filmmaker from London, UK. She studied Biological Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, where she also had her first experience of photojournalism, taking pictures for the Cambridge Varsity Newspaper. In 2013 she won a full scholarship from the Arts & Humanities Research Council to study Science Media Production (MSc) at Imperial College London, graduating with Distinction. Her final project, ‘Carry Me Home’ - a half hour documentary about pigeons, their homing mechanism, and the role they played in both world wars - was nominated for ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Creative Use of Archive’ at the Imperial War Museum Film Festival 2016. She then spent 6 years working in TV on a range of documentaries for both UK broadcasters (BBC, Channel 4, ITV) and US broadcasters (Discovery, Netflix). During this time she also undertook photography and filmmaking projects for several non-profits, travelling to Lebanon and Jordan with Mercy Corps to document their refugee work (2016), and to Nepal with the LRTT teaching charity (2017). In 2021 she received a Director’s Fellowship to study Documentary Photography and Visual Journalism at the International Centre of Photography in New York, where she started her long term project, Glass Eggs, about the growing number of women who are freezing their eggs. She had her first solo exhibition of this work at the United Nations in February 2023, and ten images from her project have been featured in National Geographic.