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Marcus Bleasdale

Photographer

Marcus Bleasdale has established himself as one of the worlds leading documentary photographers. He increasingly uses his work to influence decision makers and global policy makers around the world. His work on Human Rights and Conflict has been shown at the US Senate, The Untied Nations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France.


Marcus has worked over ten years covering the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo his work there has highlighted the reasons behind the conflict and the devastating effects of that conflict on the Congolese population.


Marcus works appears in the New Yorker, The New York Times, Harpers, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic.


Exhibitions include “The Rape of a Nation” at the US Senate (2009), The UN NYC (2009), The Federal Building NYC (2006), The Central Library, Chicago (2006), The Holocaust Museum LA (2006), Perpignan Visa Pour L’Image (2007), “Child Soldiers” - The Nobel Peace Centre Oslo (2007), “The Declaration of Human Rights” - Ministry of Foreign Affairs France (2008), “American Dependence Day” - Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2009)


He has published two books "One Hundred Years of Darkness" 2002 and "The Rape of a Nation" 2009


Marcus has received numerous awards from The UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award (2004), The 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).


Marcus Lives in Oslo with his wife Karin Beate and is a member of VII photo.

Rape of a Nation by Marcus Bleasdale

The Democratic Republic of Congo sits atop one of the world's most vast deposits of diamonds and gold; yet it is also home to the world's most deadly war. In Rape of a Nation, photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale explores the connection.