Mark is a fine art and documentary photographer. He is a Specialist Professor of Art & Design | Photography at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He received undergraduate degrees from Villanova University and Monmouth University as a student in Philosophy and an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College, City University of New York.
Previous to his work as a professor of photography, Mark worked as a photojournalist in over 15 countries, concentrating on social conditions in Central America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe as well as the United States. During that time he was a member of the photographers cooperative, Impact Visuals, serving as a member photographer on the board of directors. A select list of clients includes The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer , Philadelphia Daily News, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Focus, Utne Reader, In These Times, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ABC News-Nightline.
Mark has received commissions from non-governmental organizations and corporations including Apple Computer, Johnson & Johnson, Environmental Defense Fund, The Russell Byers Foundation, Solebury Township Land Preservation Program, Ford Foundation, Amnesty International, People for the American Way and International Organization for Women and Development. Recent recognition for his commissioned work includes a Hermes Creative Award (2016-Platinum-Annual Report), MarCom Award (2015 Gold-University Publication) and a Collegiate Advertising Award (Gold-2015). He is a past recipient of a Keystone Press Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a 2016 recipient of the Puffin Foundation Grant for Photography, a Grant in Aid of Creativity-Monmouth University and an Urban Coast Institute Grant..
His photography has been exhibited at the Photographic Resource Center-Boston University, Noyes Museum of Art-Stockton College, Monmouth University-DiMattio Gallery & Ice House Gallery, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Riverrun Gallery and DFN Gallery in New York. His work is commissioned and supported by foundations, private individuals and university grants.
Most recently Mark has been photographing in Nicaragua, Vietnam, Rwanda and the United States.