Mark A Phillips | About

Mark is a documentary photographer based in south Buckinghamshire, near London UK.  His practice is focussed on 'constructive' documentary projects - stories about people and groups taking action to address societal problems.

Mark originally studied engineering and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His interest in film and photography began in his late teens, working on short animations and monochrome views of the urban environment.

Largely self-taught, he has also attended a number of courses to build specific skills. In June 2014 he gained his Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and has completed a number of short courses including MoMA (Seeing Through Photographs), Magnum Education on Photobooks and Publishing, Magnum Workshops and other documentary workshops.

 

 

Awards and Competitions:

  • 2017 - Shortlisted - RPS IPE161
  • 2018 - Sony World Photography Awards 2018 - Commended
  • 2018 - Life Framer - An Instant - winner
  • 2017 - Shortlisted - RPS IPE160
  • 2017 - Magnum Swap Shop - winner
  • 2017 - RPS Biennial Exhibition - selected
  • 2016 - London Salon - selected
  • 2015 - RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year - overall winner
  • 2013 - RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year - runner up

 

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 - Sony World Photography Awards, London
  • 2017 - PhotoScratch, London - project preview of Reparacion
  • 2017  - Magnum Swap Shop - thePrintSpace, London
  • 2017  - RPS Biennial Exhibition - 2 images, various UK locations
  • 2016 - The London Salon
  • 2016 - Annual Exhibition, Amersham Photographic Society
  • 2015 - RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year, London
  • 2015 - Annual Exhibition, Amersham Photographic Society
  • 2014 - Annual Exhibition, Amersham Photographic Society
  • 2013 - Annual Exhibition, Amersham Photographic Society

 

Publications:

  • 2017 - Digital Camera - June 2017 - Hot Shots 
  • 2016 - The Comfort of Shadows - self published