About Marcus

Marcus is an International Portrait and Humanities Photographer.

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Marcus has recently been shooting Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor in a secret London location for the front cover of Asiana International which will be released in February.


Marcus has travelled extensively – From the Lebanese/Syrian border to the Rohingya refugee camps of Southern Bangladesh; from the Syrian refugee camps of Jordan to remote and poverty stricken villages of Africa.
“Wonderful pictures in highly challenging regions.”

– Greenpeace

Through his images Marcus has given a personal and first hand account of the people living in these places, the circumstance in which they have found themselves and the humanity that keeps them going.

“Your compositions are very strong and you shoot with a really warm and compassionate eye.” 

– Lens Culture

His images portray their stories with passion and integrity as he is at one with his subjects’ experiences and survival striving to replace the over saturated media views of stateless and displaced people with photo essays of positivity, warmth and resilience – despite the harsh reality.

“A truly talented and compassionate photographer with the ability to explain a humanitarian situation with a single image.

– Nizar Dahan (International Project Co-ordinator – The Human Relief Foundation)

Marcus has been internationally published in Asiana International, Aljazeera, Forbes Magazine, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Dutch News, Bhaskar (India) and Corriere della Sera (Italy) amongst others.

He has had eight exhibitions and a paperback book published in Spain as well as exhibitions in Amsterdam, London and Milan. Marcus  has also raised thousands of pounds for charity through the sale of his works.

Marcus’ clients include The Human Relief Foundation (Charity), One Family UK (Charity), Rock the Jumpsuit (Fashion Label), Supermegaflex (Fashion Label), MCMA London (Fashion Label), Property Week International, Wyevale Valley Garden Centres, Four Communications, Matt Cardle (X-Factor winner), Ash (Band), Reef (Band), Ricky John (X-Factor) Beaux Health and Dresscode (Fashion Label), Kaniz Ali Makeup Academy

Marcus is DBS certified for the UK and Internationally and holds certificates from the UNSS for basic and advanced security procedures in the field.

Marcus is represented by So-Pa Images, Hong Kong.

For enquiries, commissions and collaborations please click here

Marcus Valance Images is a registered company in The Netherlands

BTW – NL660552024B01