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About Marcus

Marcus Valance Images provides documentary, portrait, branding and commercial content images to the highest standard and is run by internationally published photographer, Marcus Valance.

Just before the world changed forever due to Covid 19 Marcus had a very successful exhibition at the British Photography Awards which took place at The Savoy Hotel, London in February 2020.

Since then marcus has spent time in Tanzania making a film, providing content for World Mobile and also been on assignment for NBC News and has provided images and film for local companies and individuals.

Marcus at the Roman ruins of Baalbek, Lebanon, 2016

My Story.

In December 2015 I travelled to the Greek island of Kos and volunteered for one week helping refugees as they crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey in small rubber boats.

This had such an impact on me that I returned very soon after and continued to follow the refugee trail through Greece to the Macedonian border and the famous refugee camp of Idomeni.

I began to take photographs of the people on my travels which very quickly and fortunately turned into a formidable passion and career. This has since taken me all over the world and allowed me to tell incredible stories of amazing people in their fight for life and their will and struggle to survive.

It is a privilege to be able to share the stories of such incredible people. Stories that better the lives of those who hear them and of people who otherwise may never have a voice.

 

 

Marcus photographing children playing on a pylon in the Beqaa Valley, Lebanon, 2016
“Wonderful pictures in highly challenging regions.”

– Greenpeace

 

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

– Lens Culture

 

Marcus in The Rohingya Refugee Camp of Kutupalong, Bangladesh, 2018

 

“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 by NBC News, the BBC, Asiana International, Vogue UK, Aljazeera, Forbes Magazine, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Property Week International, The Daily Mail, The Dutch News, Bhaskar (India) and Corriere Della Sera (Italy) amongst many others.

 

Marcus 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.

Exhibition at Plek, Amsterdam, 2017

Exhibition at the British Photography Awards 2020

 

Marcus’ work was seen in 2018 on billboards throughout the UK…

 

 

…and is also UN Accredited:

 

Marcus’ clients include World Mobile, NBC News, LT Foods Europe, Knights Advanced Analytics, The Human Relief Foundation, One Family UK, Rock the Jumpsuit, Supermegaflex, MCMA London, Property Week International, Wyevale Valley Garden Centres, Bruud drinks Ltd, Four Communications, Matt Cardle (X-Factor winner), Ash, Reef, Ricky John (X-Factor/Rooftop Records), Beaux Health, Dresscode and Kaniz Ali Makeup Academy.

 

For enquiries and commissions please click here

 

Marcus Valance Images is a registered company in The Netherlands

BTW – NL660552024B01