Matthew Niederhauser is an award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, and artist. He studied anthropology and economics at Columbia University before moving to Beijing to focus on documentary projects delving into urban development and the rise of an unsustainable consumer culture across China. During this time, his work appeared in numerous publications such as Wired, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, and Bloomberg.
Matthew then earned his MFA in Art Practice from SVA while acting as a visiting scholar at the Center for Advanced Urbanism at the MIT Media Lab, visiting artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology, and member of New Inc. At New Inc, he cofounded Sensorium, an experiential studio working at the intersection of art, commerce, and technology. He also teaches immersive storytelling as an adjust professor for the Immersive Storytelling and Emerging Technologies (ISET) concentration at the JHU-MICA Film Centre and for the NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).
Notable experiential credits include: Co-creator, Zikr: A Sufi Revival (Sundance, New Frontier ’18); Co-creator, Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (Tribeca Storyscapes ’18); Technical Director and Cinematographer, Lincoln in the Bardo (Emmy-nominated 360 Video for NYTVR); and Technical Director and Cinematographer, Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit (Google Daydream).