Mark Edward Harris is an award-winning documentary, travel and fine art photographer who stops into Samy’s Camera between trips to share his knowledge and love of travel photography with students.
Mark started his professional photography career doing the stills for The Merv Griffin Show and various television and movie companies. When the show ended in 1986 he set off on a four-month trek across the Pacific and throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The images created on that trip brought attention to his travel and documentary photography. Since then, his assignments have taken him to 97 countries on six continents.
Join Mark at the G2 gallery where he will share his photographic knowledge and tips on how to be a successful travel photographer. Mark will talk about how travel photographers have to wear more hats than perhaps any other photographic genre. In a single travel photo essay they are at times architectural photographers, food photographers, landscape photographers, portrait photographers – the list encompassing every possible type of photography.
Mark’s editorial work has appeared in numerous publications including Vanity Fair, Life, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Playboy, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, The New York Times, The London Times Travel Magazine and The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine among many others. Mark has won multiple awards for his photography and for his award-winning books including: Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, North Korea, South Korea, and Inside Iran. His latest book, The Travel Photo Essay:
Describing a Journey Through Images just hit the shelves this fall!