Marcus Bleasdale is one of the world's leading documentary photographers. He increasingly uses his work to influence decision-and policy-makers across the globe. His work on human rights and conflict has been shown before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the U.K.
His work has also appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic Magazine. Exhibitions include "The Rape of a Nation" at the U.S. Senate (2009), the U.N. (2009), the Federal Building N.Y.C (2006), The Central Library, Chicago (2006), The Holocaust Museum L.A. (2006), Perpignan Visa Pour L’Image (2007), The Nobel Peace Centre Oslo (2007), Ministry of Foreign Affairs France (2008), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (2009), the Houses of Parliament UK (2010), US House of Representatives (2011).
He has published two books: "One Hundred Years of Darkness" in 2002 and "The Rape of a Nation" in 2009. Bleasdale has received numerous awards including The UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award 2004, The OPC Olivier Rebbot Award for Best Foreign Reporting (2005), Magazine Photographer of the Year award POYi (2005), The Alexia Foundation Award for World Peace (2005), The World Press Awards (2006), The Freedom of Expression Foundation Norway (2007), Days Japan (2009), The Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights (2010), The Hansel Meith Award (2010) and the Photo Book of the Year Award POYi (2010), and Freedom of Expression Foundation Norway (2011).
Recently, his images portraying the strife as a result of conflict mining in Congo were featured in National Geographic's 125th anniversary special and it corresponding exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A. He's become an expert on the topic, speaking at Mashable's Social Good Summit.
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