London Festival of Architecture 2017: Graffiti, Memory and the City
May 16th, 2017

London Festival of Architecture 2017: Graffiti, Memory and the Citylondonfestivalofarchitecture.org

Graffiti, Memory and the Citylondonmet.ac.uk

Looking forward to taking part in Graffiti, Memory and the City on Monday 26 June 2017 hosted by Sir John Cass School of Art which is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

The discussion will also explore how graffiti and memory work in the context of the city. I will present Vandals and the City. Sabina Andron will present 100 Days of Leake Street and Leah Borromeo will chair the discussion.

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Museum of London Photographs Collection
April 6th, 2017


Vandals and the City #8.

Museum of London Photographs Collectionmuseumoflondon.org

Very pleased to announce the Museum of London have purchased two Vandal and the City prints for its photographs collection. The museum have also acquired my London photozines Writers, Anti-Skateboarding Devices, Documenting Dylan, Number Four, Queer, Number Six and Vandal and the City.

Click here to read more about the photographs collection and its history.


Vandals and the City #9.


The Graffiti Trucks of Paris: Press
April 1st, 2017

The Graffiti Trucks of Paris Subverting the streetshuckmagazine.com

How the graffiti trucks of Paris provide a voice for the city’s youthhero-magazine.com

Both Huck Magazine and HERO Magazine featured The Graffiti Trucks of Paris last month.


The Graffiti Trucks of Paris
March 23rd, 2017

The Graffiti Trucks of Parismarcvallee.co.uk

“The pictures here highlight how artists have brought the creative activism of subversive graffiti into (or onto) these commercialised infrastructures of urban mobility. As trucks and vans move consumable goods of the elite urban economy around the city, they carry with them the viruses of activism. Like the New York subway trains in the 1970s, the graffiti trucks of Paris are a mobile gallery of graffiti and its affront to the sterile spaces of urban commodity movement.” – Dr. Oli Mould.

The Graffiti Trucks of Paris is available to buy online and is also stocked by Claire de Rouen Books, Foyles, Flotsam Books in Tokyo and The Photographers’ Gallery.


PARIS, FRANCE – 20.01.17. A truck covered in graffiti on Friday 20 January 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2017. All rights reserved.


The Graffiti Trucks of Paris
February 23rd, 2017


PARIS, FRANCE – 20.01.17. A truck covered in graffiti on Friday 20 January 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2017. All rights reserved.

The Graffiti Trucks of Parismarcvallee.co.uk

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PARIS, FRANCE – 20.01.17. A truck covered in graffiti on Friday 20 January 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2017. All rights reserved.


PARIS, FRANCE – 20.01.17. A truck covered in graffiti on Friday 20 January 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2017. All rights reserved.


The Graffiti Trucks of Paris
December 31st, 2016


PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

The Graffiti Trucks of Parismarcvallee.co.uk

First edit of The Graffiti Trucks of Paris.

Click here to view the full picture library edit.


PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


End of Year Review: Zines, Talks & Exhibitions
December 30th, 2016

The year kicked off with Millbank and that Van being included in the limited edition Archive One box set from Café Royal Books.

In the spring a talk at Tate Britain on my zines, self-publishing and photobooks. Huck Magazine interviewed me on my “two decades of documenting youth culture” and I was invited to Cardiff to talk about my work at the University of South Wales and Ffoton Talks. Then Offprint London at Tate Modern.

Vandals and the City was launched in the summer at Urban Spree in Berlin with an exhibition and talk. The talk was chaired by the Berlin based academic Prof. Sandra Bartoli and founding member of Büro für Konstruktivismus.

Vandals and the City was featured in the Guardian and Huck Magazine.

The London launch of Vandals and the City was held in August at The Photographers’ Gallery along with a slideshow installation and Tate Britain acquired a copy for its library collection.

In October a talk at London South Bank University plus an exhibition of Vandals and the City in the university’s photobook project space. The year ended with the second of edition of Vandals and the City being published after the first edition sold out.

Huge thanks to everyone who bought a zine, came to a talk or exhibition. I would also like to wish you all the best for 2017.


End of Year Review: My top ten pictures
December 18th, 2016

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 31.05.16. Graffiti writers on Tuesday 31 May 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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In no particular order here are my top ten pictures for 2016.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 08.04.16. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Friday 8 April 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 05.05.16. Graffiti writer on Thursday 5 May 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 11.11.16. Photography student Ryan Sparkes on Friday 11 November 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 05.05.16. Graffiti writer on Thursday 5 May 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 05.02.16. A graffiti writer in a derelict factory on Friday 5 February 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – 23.07.16. Assistant Professor Toni Karge at the ‘Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism’ on Saturday 23 July 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Berlin based academic is currently researching queer public spaces. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 05.05.16. Graffiti writer on Thursday 5 May 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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PARIS, FRANCE – 26.11.16. A truck covered in graffiti on Saturday 26 November 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 31.05.16. Graffiti writer on Tuesday 31 May 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


Ryan Sparkes, London
November 12th, 2016

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM –11.11.16. Photography student Ryan Sparkes on Friday 11 November 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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Photography student Ryan Sparkes in London.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM –11.11.16. Photography student Ryan Sparkes on Friday 11 November 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM –11.11.16. Photography student Ryan Sparkes on Friday 11 November 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


Male Sex Worker Zine
November 7th, 2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 12.03.10. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 12th March 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2010.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 12.03.10. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 12th March 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2010.

In 2017 I will be publishing a new zine on the life and work of male sex worker and political activist Thierry Schaffauser.

I’ve been documenting Thierry since 2010 looking at the social, economic and political issues facing him. A new edit of pictures shot between 2010 and 2012 are in my picture library. Later this month I will be spending time with Thierry in Paris to bring the project up to date and looking at the locations and spaces that he first used when he was a young sex worker for the new zine.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 06.01.11. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Thursday 6th January 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2011. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 06.01.12. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 6th January 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.