Bio

Mark originally studied engineering, and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge where he researched innovation and social ecosystems, developing multi-perspective approaches to understanding emerging and complex systems. That research approach now informs his current photography projects. His work has been published in various major newspapers and magazines and at exhibitions in UK, USA and in Europe.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) and  Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).  He is currently Chair of the Documentary Group of the Royal Photographic Society.

Awards and Competitions: 

  • 2022 – Zeke 2022 Award for Systemic Change – Honourable Mention
  • 2021 – Photofusion/Salon21 – Glover Rayner Prize Shortlisted
  • 2021 – Shortlisted – RPS IPE163
  • 2020 – Siena International Photo Awards – winner Remarkable Artwork Storyboard
  • 2020 – Urban 2020, DotART, Trieste – finalist and exhibition
  • 2019 – Shutter Hub Street / Form – selected and exhibition
  • 2018 – 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 and exhibition
  • 2016 – London Salon – selected and exhibition
  • 2015 – RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year – overall winner
  • 2013 – RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year – runner up
 Exhibitions, Talks and Events: 
  • 2022 – Zeke Award for Systemic Change, at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY (4-26 June 2022)
  • 2022 – Repair is Essential  – Solo Exhibition at EcoVillage, Market Harborough 
  • 2021 – Repair is Essential  – Solo Exhibition at the Tabernacle W11, London
  • 2021 – Northern Eye, Colwyn Bay (PechaKucha talk) – Unbroken
  • 2021 – Salon/21 – PhotoFusion, London
  • 2020 – Urban 2020, dotArt, Trieste, Italy – a world apart; they are the same
  • 2019 – PhotoForum, London (talk)
  • 2019 – Pop-up exhibition at Makespace, Oxford
  • 2019 – Sustainable Innovation, Solo Exhibition at UCA
  • 2019 – ShutterHub Street / form, Rotterdam
  • 2018 – Sony World Photography Awards, London
  • 2017 – PhotoScratch, London – project preview of Reparaçion
  • 2017 – Magnum Swap Shop – thePrintSpace, London
  • 2017 – RPS Biennial Exhibition – touring, various UK locations
  • 2016 – The London Salon – touring, various UK locations
  • 2015 – RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year, London

Publications and Media: 

  • 2022 – Zeke – Unbroken – Repair is Essential – Spring 2022
  • 2021 – ITV London News – London, let’s fix laptops for lockdown – 15 Jan
  • 2021 – Daily Mirror – Charities forced to plug school laptop shortage gap so pupils are not left without – 12 Jan
  • 2020 – The Times – Young are learning to repair gadgets to save the environment and cut waste – 1 Dec 
  • 2020 – URBAN unveils the City and its secrets – Vol. 06
  • 2020 – Evening Standard – DIY community tech projects helping Londoners make gadgets last longer and cut e-waste – 28 Sep 
  • 2020 – BBC News  / Radio 5 Live – Can we fix our way out of the growing e-waste problem? 
  • 2019 – BJP Online  – STREET / FORM  Review – 6 Sep
  • 2019 – La Repubblica, Italy  – “The right to repair at Climate Strike, Berlin”
  • 2019 – The Big Issue -“Restart Parties: the groups fighting throwaway culture”
  • 2019 – RPS Decisive Moment Issue 14 – Unbroken
  • 2018 – the i (Independent) Newspaper, print and online – Inside the repair workshops that are teaching the nation to fix instead of replace
  • 2017 – Digital Camera – June 2017 – Hot Shots 
  • 2016 – The Comfort of Shadows – self published