Mark Powell (photographer)

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Mark Alor Powell
Born (1968-09-04) 4 September 1968 (age 48)
United States
Nationality American
Known for Photography
Notable work Photos of street scenes and unusual people in Detroit and Mexico City
Website markalor.com

Mark Alor Powell (born September 4, 1968 in Decatur, Illinois) is an American photographer. He is best known for his photos of street scenes and unusual people in Detroit and Mexico City.

Life and work[edit]

Powell has exhibited his work at the Brooklyn Institute of Contemporary Art, the New Museum in New York City and the Museo El Eco in Mexico City.[citation needed]

Powell currently[when?] lives in Mexico City with his wife, Karina Morales, his son, Julian,[1] and daughter, Agatha.

He is a member of the In-Public street photography collective.[2]

Publications[edit]

Publications by Powell[edit]

Publications with contributions by Powell[edit]

  • Fotolog Book: A Global Snapshot for the Digital Age. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006. ISBN 9780500512517. Over 1,000 images selected from the online photo journals found on the Fotolog photoblog website.
  • La Ciudad de Mexico (translation: Mexico City). Mexico City: Fundación Televisa, 2008. Spanish.
  • Los que se Quedan (translation: Those Who Remain). Mexico City: Diamantina, 2009. ISBN 978-6-079534-50-9. Spanish. "Book inspired by the documentary film that speaks with families in Mexico of people who have gone to work in the United States. Touches on the economic and social impact on the divided families from the point of view of those who remain in Mexico, rather than those who emigrate."[3]
  • Street Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010. ISBN 978-0-500-54393-1 (hardback). London: Thames & Hudson, 2011. ISBN 978-0-500-28907-5 (paperback). Edited by Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren.[n 1]
  • 100 Great Street Photographs. Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2017. By David Gibson. ISBN 978-3791383132. Contains a commentary on and a photograph by Powell.

Awards[edit]

  • 2013: Editorial RM Fotolibro prize, for his then unpublished book Open at Noon.[4]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2007: VIP and Selections, Gallery 40,000, Chicago, IL.
  • 2007: Loca Tristeza Mexicana, Art Print Gallery, San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
  • 2008: Another Day in Paradise, Art Print Gallery, San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
  • 2009: Street Wise, Ten Haaf Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 2009: Moving Boxes, Arróniz Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2009: Home of The Brave, Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2010: Shelf Life, Museo Archivo de la Fotografia, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 2011: Ducks, Bulls and Other Encounters, Art Print Gallery, San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
  • 2012: The Emperor and His Chairs, Art Print Gallery, San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
  • 2015: For Sale Detroit, Arróniz Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The book is described here at tumblr.com.

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