Marcus Bleasdale

Marcus Bleasdale

Marcus has spent nine years covering the brutal conflict within the
borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the work was published
in his book «One Hundred Years of Darkness». The book is recognised in
the best photojournalism books of the year 2002 by Photo District News
in the USA. His second book 4,000,000 is due out in 2008.

He is widely published in the UK, Europe and the USA in publications
such as The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Saturday Magazine,
Geo Magazine, Stern, The New Yorker, TIME and Newsweek and National
Geographic Magazine.

Marcus received several first prizes in Picture of the Year and NPPA
awards. In 2004 he was awarded UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award,
the 3P Photographer Award and the Alexia Foundation Grant, he
exhibited in New York Moving Walls 2005 and was awarded the Open
Society Institute Distribution Grant 2005 for his work with Human
Rights Watch.

In 2005 he was short-listed for the Eugene Smith Award and was named
Magazine Photographer of the Year by POYi. In 2006 he was awarded the
Olivier Rebbot Award for best foreign reporting in the USA, he was
also awarded a World Press Award for his work on street children in

In 2007 he was awarded, together with Human Rights Watch grant to
continue his work on Justice and accountability in DRC. Also in 2007
he was awarded a stipend by the Freedom of Expression Institute in
Norway to continue his work on the effects of Oil exploration on
populations around the world.

Marcus is represented by VII Photo Agency and continues to cover those
conflicts under reported and forgotten by today's media.