About Mark Henley Photography
Born in Oxford (1966), Henley studied literature at York, before finding himself in China during the tumult of 1989. He lived in Asia for ten years between Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing, seeing the Japanese bubble burst, Hong Kong handed back to China, and the rising of the latter to global power. He has photographed in over 50 countries over the last two decades, tracking global issues from Casablanca to Mexico City, Dar es Salaam to Jakarta, Moscow to Mumbai.
The realities of ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’ have been a particular concern, and he has repeatedly returned to China, producing a body of work which culminated in the ground breaking book and exhibition China [sur]real, which toured throughout mainland China, testing the limits of subject becoming audience, confronting Chinese national pride, sexual taboos, political icons and generally outraging various provincial officials.
China [sur]real, Timezone8 Books, 2007 . ISBN-10: 9889926563, SBN-13: 978-9889926564 More info, tour photos & reviews
Swiss Press Photographer of the Year 2012 for 'Bank on Us'.
On show at Flux Laboratory in Geneva until December 23rd 2012
The Vaults wins Openshow Switzerland Support Prize 2012.
'The Vaults' showing at Fotoleggendo Festival in Rome.
'Bank on Us' in projection at Visa Perpignan Photo-journalism festival.
'The Vaults' selected for Les Nuits Photographique 2012 in Paris, and it was awarded the 'Prix du Public' on 23rd June.
Also on show at Arles, at the gallery of the Magasin de jouets, 4th July - 15th September
'Bank on Us' shortlisted for the Swiss Photo Award: Zurich 'The Selection' exhibition 17.5.2012 - 28.5.2012. Runner up for the prize, and winner of the Public Prize
4.5.2012 Swiss National Museum, Zurich. Swiss Press Photo 2012
'Bank on Us' & 'The Vaults' on exhibition at CiternaFotografia festival 28.4.2012 - 3.6.2012
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