Mark is a Specialist Professor of Photography at Monmouth University and directs the photography concentration in studio art. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Hunter College and San Francisco State University in addition to leading workshops at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey.
In 2018 he was awarded an Individual Fellowship in Art from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. In 2016 he received a Puffin Foundation Grant for socially engaged photography. Mark is the recipient two Grants in Aid of Creativity from Monmouth University as well as an individual project grant from the Urban Coast Institute.
Most recently his work has been exhibited at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Princeton Public Library-Princeton Arts Council, Pollak and Ice House Gallery, Hamilton & Aaronson Gallery-University of the Arts and at the Photographic Resource Center-Boston University.
Prior to teaching full-time at Monmouth, Mark worked as a documentary photographer from 1985-2005. He has worked on commissions from Amnesty International, Apple, Environmental Defense Fund, Ford Foundation, International Organization for Women and Development, Johnson & Johnson Monmouth University and Solebury Township Land Preservation Fund among others. His editorial work has appeared in publications including Der Spiegel, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report and others. For his photojournalistic work, Mark was awarded a Keystone Press Award for Excellence in Journalism. He has received numerous awards for his collaborative work with graphic designers and creative directors for annual reports, exhibition catalogs, and corporate communications.
Mark earned an MFA in photography from Hunter College and undergraduate degrees from Monmouth University and Villanova University where he studied philosophy.