m a r c   s h o u l

Marc Shoul is born in 1975 in Port Elizabeth (South Africa). He lives and works in Johannesburg.

His personal research focuses on exploring themes of social relevance and changes within his country and further afield.

“The way I see life, often is like looking through a kaleidoscope – viewing the multi faced plateaus of reality that are shifting, moving and in constant flux. I’m very lucky to be able to press a button and capture this movement – a frozen expression of reality – timeless”.

For the last ten years, Marc Shoul has worked for various local and international magazines such as Time, Colors, Wired, Blueprint, Dazed and Confused, Design Indaba, World Health Organization, Mother Jones, Stern, Gala, De Spiegel, Financial Times Magazine and The Telegraph Magazine, He has also shot for many advertising clients and agencies.

Shoul was also featured in the AGFA Youth International Photojournalism Publication 1999.

Among his competitions: Finalist, Absa L’Atelier 2009; Finalist, Mondi Magazine Awards 2005. He attended a workshop at the Vevey School of Photography, Switzerland in 2010, and was a judge at the Loerie Awards 2010.

Among his solo exhibitions: Beyond Walmer, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth (2010); Flatlands, Association of Visual Arts in Cape Town (2009); Flatlands, Natal Society of Arts, Durban (2001); Beyond Walmer, Association of Visual Arts Gallery in Cape Town (2000); Flatlands, Galerie Quai 1 in Vevey, Switzerland (1999).

Among his group exhibitions: Resolution Gallery, Faces (2008); Photo ZA, Obsess, Johannesburg (2004); World Health Organization TB exhibition, India (2004); Month of Photography, Detour, Cape Town (2002); Artscape, Mental Health, Cape Town (2001); Arts Association of Bellville, Fusion (1999).

Permanent collection: Beyond Walmer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum.