Mark Adams is a photographer whose practice and research is concerned with landscape representation. His work explores the cultural and environmental forces that impact upon landscapes and the personal narratives that are woven into everyday places through walking.

Over the past 20 years Adams has exhibited in galleries and museums the United States, Europe and the UK. His work appears in Paris Lit Up magazine, Next Level, Der Greif magazine and recently in the American Landscape publication 'Observations in the Ordinary'. He is member of Millennium Photographers Agency and Senior Lecturer in photography at York St John University. He currently lives in North Tyneside. 

Awards & Representation 

Mark was awarded the Chris Garnham Memorial Prize for photography at the Royal College of Art in 2001 . Since then he has won a number of awards including The Greater Manchester Art Prize, The International Photography Awards and the Folio Society Illustration Awards.  


2023: Tyne/Tees - with Tessa Bunney. Vessel Gallery, York St John University, York

2022: Photometria International Photo Festival, Ioannina Greece

2022: Carbon Borders Voices. Online exhibition.

2021: Health, Climate & Ecological Emergency Exhibition. UCL Hospital. London

2021: Self Scapes, Group Show, Dalby Arts Centre, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

2021: Postcards from Great Britain, Touring venues across Europe. 

2020: Imagining an Island [Virtual Exhibition] Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Scotland. 

2019: Observations in the Ordinary, Subjectively/Objective Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA

2019: Into the Woods, Group Show, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland. 

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  

2009 - SUN Awards, Shot Up North, UK 

2005 - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA

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


2021: Self Scapes II, Group Show, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.

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

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


2023: Ethnography &Qualitative Research Conference. University of Trento, Italy. Research paper and presentation of practice. 'MobileHistories, the curated path and the pilgrimtrail'

2018: Northern Light: Critical Approaches to Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography, Sheffield Hallam University, South Yorkshire Research paper and presentation of practice: 'Aphotographic exploration of walking as a challenge to perspectival representationsof landscape.'

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

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


2024 Coolabah Journal. Nr35. Online Journal of the Observatory.: Australian and Transnational Studies Centre. University of Barcelona, Spain. 'Work in Progress' Research paper and practice.

2023 Out of Office Volume 4 Concrete Nature, ltd edition risograph publication 

2021: Landscape Stories [Online] 

2021: SelfScapes, Editor and contributor. Supported by Arts Council & Forestry England. (Book)

2020: Map 6,  Feature [Online]  

2020: Peregrinus [Bede's Walk], A3 Press (Chapbook) 

2019: Observations in the Ordinary, Subjectively Objective Publishing. (Book)

2019: A5 Magazine (Feature)

2019: Homeland (Group workshop publication) 

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



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


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