About

Mark Adams' photographic practice and research is situated within the broad context of landscape representation and involves an ongoing preoccupation with the meta-language of film and its distancing affect from observed reality. Over the past 20 years Mark has  explored themes such as psychogeography, urban regeneration and Jean Baudrillard'€s concept of the simulacrum while photographing sites of architectural development and neglected urban environments. 

Much of his practice involves walking as a significant factor in the creation of narrative. The medium's capacity to construct a personal, subjective experience from an empirical approach to photography is contingent on walking as a generative activity. 


Awards & Representation 

Mark received an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2001 where he was awarded the Chris Garnham Memorial Prize for photography. He has won a number of awards during his career; these include, The Greater Manchester Art Prize in 2017, The International Photography Awards in 2005 and the Folio Society Illustration Awards in 2000. 

He is member of Millennium Photographers Agency and represented by IRIS Artistic Platform, Arcangel Images, Alamy and Art Photo Index.


Exhibitions 

2018: Self Scapes, Group Show, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.

2017: GM Art Prize Exhibition, Chamber of Commerce, Manchester.

2016: Waterways (Solo), Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire

2016 Northern Light Conference, Landscape & the North, Sheffield Hallam University, Yorkshire

2016 Migration, Cross Street Arts, Wigan, UK

2015 Multiples, PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK

2015: 23:57 COP21:  A response to UN Climate Change Conference. Fuse Art Space. Bradford.

2015: Lubomirov-Easton, Art Athina Festival. Athens, Greece

2015: Test Space Open, Spike Island, Bristol

2015: Third Space: Landscapes & Windows (Solo),  PS Mirabel, Manchester

2014: Art in the Eastside, Billboard Installation, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2014: Seeing Beckett, Liverpool Irish Festival, John Moores University, Liverpool

2014: Seeing Beckett, Beckett in the Regions Conference. University of Chester, 

2014: PS Mirabel Open Exhibition, PS Mirabel Gallery, Manchester

2014: ESPY Awards Exhibition, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2014: RPS, International Print Exhibition, Museum of Somerset, Taunton

2013: RPS, International Print Exhibition, Michael Heseltine Gallery, Banbury

2013: RPS, International Print Exhibition, The Civic, Barnsley

2013: Royal Photographic Society, International Print Exhibition, Shire Hall, Stafford

2012: Signs, Gallery 1650, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA

2012: Renaissance Photography Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2011: Simulacra, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2011: Art Moves Festival, Torun, Poland

2011: Kodachrome, Association of Photographers Gallery, London

2010: Visual, Salford Business School, Salford

2009: SUN Awards, Matt & Phreds, Manchester

2009: Instant, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale, Lancashire

2008: Kiosk Photographers, Urbis, Manchester

2008: New Islington Festival, Manchester

2006: Fotofest: Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

2006: Sublime: Association of Photographers Gallery, London

2005: Photography National: Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

2004: Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

2004: Bethesda International Photography Exhibition: Fraser Gallery, Maryland, USA

1999: New York / New York, Bar Vinyl, London

1998: The Changing Face of London: Moorfield Gallery, London


Competitions, Prizes and Awards

2017 Greater Manchester Art Prize (Runner up) 

2009 - SUN Awards, Shot Up North, UK 

2005 - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA

2001 - Chris Garnham Memorial Prize, Royal College of Art, London


Curatorial

2018: Self Scapes, Group Show, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.

2016: Transition: Prints and Postcards, PS Mirabel, Manchester


Conferences 

2018: Northern Light: Critical Approaches to Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography, Sheffield Hallam University, South Yorkshire 

2018: Selfscapes, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.

2016: TIRI Research Conference, University of Bolton, Greater Manchester 

2009: Arts and Business Seminar, City Inn Hotel, Manchester

2009: Photography & Images of the English North, Leeds Met, Yorkshire


Publications

2015: Der Greif (Feature). Issue 8.

2015: Art Monthly (Review): April Issue

2015: Shutterhub: (Blog Feature)

2014: Paris Lit Up Magazine: Autumn Issue

2014: Index: Cafe Royal Books

2014: London Independent Photography Magazine: Spring Issue

2013: London Independent Photography Magazine: Spring Issue

2012: Chased Magazine (Online)

2011: Seeance Magazine (Online)

2008: Postcard, Laurence King Publishing

2002: Next Level Photography Magazine: Edition 2 Volume 1

2001: Next Level Photography Magazine: Edition 1 Volume 2

2001: Creative Base: Online Art Magazine

2001: Output 4: International Yearbook of Graphic Design


Commissions

Routledge

Random House

Orion Books

Calder Publications

Little Brown and Company

Macmillan Publishers

Hodder and Stoughton

The Independent Newspaper (UK)

Penguin Group

Taylor and Francis

Namara Design

Harper Collins

Form Design

Peter Dyer Associates

Pentagram

Time Warner Books

Bloomsbury Publishing

Faber and Faber



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