Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work on human rights and conflict has been shown at the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, the United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Bleasdale’s 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) and Fotografiska, Sweden (2013). He has published two books “One Hundred Years of Darkness”(2002) and “The Rape of a Nation” (2009).
Bleasdale 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” and the Hood Medal for Services to Photography from Royal Photographic Society (2012). In 2012, Bleasdale’s film for MSF was nominated for an Emmy together with other VII photographers. In 2013 Bleasdale’s work for National Geographic Magazine won a World Press Photo Award and the Photography Award at the Overseas Press Club of America.
Bleasdale is a Senior Fellow of the Enough Project to end genocide and crimes against humanity.