“If your pictures aren´t good enough, you´re not close enough” once stated Robert Capa, co-founder of Magnum Photos. Marcus Bleasdale is one of the world’s leading documentary photographers who is close to social, ethnic or economic conflicts around the world and got the Robert Capa Gold Medal 2015 for his reportage photography. He increasingly uses his work to influence decision makers and policy makers around the world.
His work on human rights and conflict have been shown at the U.S. Senate, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Bleasdale’s work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times
Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic.
He has also published two books: “One Hundred Years of Darkness” (2002) and “The Rape of a Nation” (2009). Bleasdale lives in Oslo with his wife Karin Beate. He is a long-term collaborator of ART WORKS Projects and a founding board member of Congo Kids Initiative. Between his travels, lectures and workshops he took the time to answer our Q&A.more