Mark Seymour has established himself as a leading documentary photographer with a unique observational style. Photographing many personal projects as well as photographic projects in the UK and around the world, Mark is an ambassador for Nikon and supports the work of The Hope Foundation on the streets of Kolkata, India.
He set up his own wedding photography business, Mark Seymour Photography, in 1986 and quickly developed a reputation for his black and white documentary style photography. Mark’s distinctive storytelling style capturing the emotions and decisive moments naturally ensured his reputation as one of the country’s leading wedding photographers. Mark has long established relationships with some of the most prestigious venues and UK charities, and has photographed events for Barnado’s at the House of Commons, a special Wimbledon tennis themed event at The Langham, and several events at Cliveden House.
Mark was invited to Jimmy Choo’s London store to photograph him with his amazing shoes, and the portrait is now held at National Portrait Gallery in London. Mark led the London Portrait Group between 2004 and 2009.
Mark was the first UK photographer to be awarded a master craftsman and double fellowship for observational documentary photography and set the bar for this style of photography. In addition he has received many awards and credits for both his documentary photography work.
Mark has had exhibitions at Windsor’s Manley’s Art Gallery in conjunction with Rhubarb and Custard, and at Tapestry in Soho. His work with The Hope Foundation was exhibited at the Virgin Money in London and an exhibition to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s in planned for September 2016 at the Knightsbridge Gallery, Andipa.
Mark continues to support aspiring photographers through 1:1 critiques on their portfolios and training sessions and judges several photography competitions and panels as a member of the Guild of Photographers. Every year Mark leads documentary street photography courses is some of the most inspiring locations around the world including Jodhpur, Kolkata and Vietnam.