Mark Harvey has worked as a freelance photographer for the past 30 years, mainly producing press and PR content for government departs, charities and trades unions.
He says; "leaving a Grammar school in North Devon as an academic failure I applied and successfully completed the training to become a Royal Marine and served for over six years. One of positives for me from this experience was the ability to not only ‘look’ but to ‘see’, a skill I use in my photography to this day. After buying myself out, something that didn’t sit well with colleague, I worked offshore in the oil industry for a number of years before gaining a place on the BA Fine Art Photography course at Derby. My freelance work has allowed me the opportunity to work on personal projects such as Moonlighting and volunteering at a couple of local charities working with refugees, people suffering from a mental illness and rough sleepers. Although not paid I find this work the most rewarding as I’ve used my experience as a photographer to help them gain media attention and raise awareness and funds for the important work these organisations do."
Awards and exhibitions 2021
November 2021- As a Winner at the 14th International Colour Awards, published in the 2021 Winners Book and Winner Videos.
September 2021- To the Gate, an exhibition raising awareness of homelessness during lock down, Sheffield Cathedral.
July 2021- Shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) International Exhibition 163
April 2021- Shortlisted- Pink Lady Food awards 2021
January 15th, 2021- Chosen for The Print Swap by Feature Shoot and exhibited at the Blank Matca Gallery, Hanoi
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