Photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale wants to make people angry; as angry as he is about Africa's first world war and the surprising way in which we are funding this violence.
Marcus Bleasdale is one of the worlds leading documentary photographers. He uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work covering human rights abuses and conflict have been shown at the US Senate, The US House of Representatives, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK.
Marcus' work also appears 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"The Federal Building NYC (2006), The Central Library, Chicago (2006), The Holocaust Museum LA (2006), Visa Pour L'Image (2007), Nobel Peace Centre Oslo (2007), Ministry of Foreign Affairs France (2008), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2009), US Senate (2009), UN (2009), The Houses of Parliament UK (2010). US House of Representatives (2011). He has published two books "One Hundred Years of Darkness" 2002 and "The Rape of a Nation" 2009.
Marcus has been awarded 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), Freedom of Expression Foundation Norway (2011). Webby Award (2011) News and Politics "Dear Obama". In 2012 Marcus film for MSF was nominated for an Emmy together with other VII photographers.
Marcus Lives in Oslo with his wife Karin Beate.