Vandals and the City: The Photographers’ Gallery, London
August 21st, 2016

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Marc Vallée: Vandals and the Citythephotographersgallery.org.uk

The London launch of Vandals and the City will be held at The Photographers’ Gallery on Thursday 25 August 2016. You can pre-ordered a copy from the gallery.

As well as the launch in the bookshop a slideshow installation of images from the zine will be shown on the ground floor of the gallery.


Vandals and the City: Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin
August 15th, 2016

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BERLIN, GERMANY – 22.07.16.  Marc Vallée’s Vandals and the City exhibition and zine launch at the Urban Spree Gallery on Friday 22 July 2016, Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016.

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The Berlin launch of Vandals and the City was held at the Urban Spree gallery in July 2016 with an exhibition and talk. The talk was chaired by Berlin based academic Prof. Sandra Bartoli and founding member of Büro für Konstruktivismus.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – 22.07.16.  Marc Vallée’s Vandals and the City exhibition and zine launch at the Urban Spree Gallery on Friday 22 July 2016, Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – 22.07.16.  Marc Vallée’s Vandals and the City exhibition and zine launch at the Urban Spree Gallery on Friday 22 July 2016, Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – 22.07.16.  Marc Vallée’s Vandals and the City exhibition and zine launch at the Urban Spree Gallery on Friday 22 July 2016, Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016.


Vandals and the City: Press
July 19th, 2016

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Writing on the wall: inside London’s graffiti scene – in picturesThe Guardian.

Vandals and the City: Documenting London’s underground graffiti scene – Huck Magazine.

Both the Guardian and Huck Magazine have featured Vandals and the City in the last week.

The zine will be launched in Berlin at the Urban Spree Galerie on Friday 22 July 2016 with an exhibition and talk.

Check out the Urban Spree Facebook event.

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Vandals and the City: Prints
July 19th, 2016

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.

Vandals and the Citymarcvallee.co.uk

VANDALS: AN EVENING WITH MARC VALLÉEurbanspree.com

Here is a preview of a few prints for the Vandals and the City exhibition in Berlin. Thirty A1 prints from the project will be on show at the Urban Spree Galerie for the launch of the new zine on Friday 22 July 2016.

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.


Vandals and the City: Cover
July 7th, 2016

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.

Vandals and the Citymarcvallee.co.uk

VANDALS: AN EVENING WITH MARC VALLÉEurbanspree.com

Here is a preview of the Vandals and the City cover. The zine will be launched in Berlin this month at the Urban Spree Galerie with an exhibition and talk.

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.


Vandals and the City: Sandra Bartoli
June 18th, 2016

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VANDALS: AN EVENING WITH MARC VALLÉEurbanspree.com

Very happy to announce that Berlin based academic Sandra Bartoli and founding member of Büro für Konstruktivismus has agreed to chair the talk at the launch of my new zine Vandals and the City in July at Urban Spree.

“Sandra Bartoli is professor at the Master Program of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg. She studied Architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV) and received a master in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She was research associate at the Department of Urban Design at the TU Berlin (2009-2015). Her book about the Tiergarten in Berlin, in which aspects of ecology, urbanism, heritage and humanism are transgressed to converge in an urban model for the future, is forthcoming by the end of 2016.”Büro für Konstruktivismus.

Check out the Urban Spree Facebook event.


Vandals and the City, Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin
June 10th, 2016

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Vandals and the Citymarcvallee.co.uk

VANDALS: AN EVENING WITH MARC VALLÉEurbanspree.com

My new zine Vandals and the City will be launched in Berlin at the Urban Spree Galerie in late July with an exhibition and talk on the project.

If you’re in Berlin it would be great to see you! Check out the Urban Spree Facebook event.


Offprint London, Tate Modern
May 16th, 2016

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A selection of my zines will be at Offprint London this weekend on The Photocopy Club stall in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. I will be around on the Friday night so come and say hello.

Check out the British Journal of Photography video below from last year.


EU Referendum – political and personal
May 14th, 2016

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Poster by Wolfgang Tillmans.

#THISISACOUP – EPISODE ONE: “ANGELA, SUCK OUR BALLS”theintercept.com

The European Union (EU) is fundamentally a neoliberal project with a democratic deficit at its core. It’s pro-austerity and represents the interests of a bureaucratic and corrupt political class. EU treaties and directives enforce free market policies and privatisation of public services and utilities across the union.

The leftist government of Greece experienced this and more in 2015 with the democratic will of its people being overturned. Paul Mason’s documentary film #ThisIsACoup brilliantly shows how the EU destroyed europe’s first radical left government in modern history.

I don’t believe for one moment that the EU can be reformed. Even the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (founding member of DiEM25) thinks that is a long shot.

So vote leave?

I’ve lived under neoliberal and pro-austerity governments for most of my life. As a teenager in the 80s I witnessed first-hand how Thatcher destroyed communities, jobs and civic society. Blair and Cameron gleefully picked up where Thatcher left off. Voting to leave the EU will not end neoliberalism in the UK.

“My identity is European. City-wise, I’m a Londoner. Nationally, I’m German. But, really, I see myself as a product of European reconciliation and cultural exchange.” – Wolfgang Tillmans.

The Turner prize winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans pretty much sums up the experience of many of my friends and colleagues. The right to work and study in other EU countries without visa restrictions and the right for our friends to live, work and study here is important. To give this up for the hope that a radical left social democratic government in the future may take on neoliberalism is a big ask.

I will be voting to remain in the EU with no illusions in the political class of the UK or Europe.

Catch me working in Berlin in July.


Cardiff: Ffoton Talks & University of South Wales
May 8th, 2016

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University of South Walescourses.southwales.ac.uk

On Thursday 19 May 2016 I will be in Cardiff to give two talks on my work, public & private space and self-publishing.

In the afternoon I will be at the University of South Wales for the photojournalism students and in the evening at Ffoton Talks.

The Ffoton Talks event is open to the public and you can book a ticket here.


Writers was published in 2012 and documents the London graffiti scene with a focus on the artists themselves.


Anti-Skateboarding Devices was published in 2012 with a second edition in 2014 and a third edition in Spring 2015. A visual polemic against private corporations and local authorities who aim to reshape individual and group behaviour in the context of skateboarding.


Documenting Dylan was published in 2013 and documents the life of London skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins.


Number Four was published in 2013 and includes visual references to the London skateboarding, photography and zine publishing scenes.


Queer was published in 2014 and documents two years in the life of writer and artist Dom Lyne at his home in Camden Town. Tattoos, sexuality and mental health with a nod to American novelist Dennis Cooper.


Millbank and that Van was published by Café Royal Books in 2014. Over 36 black and white pages the book documents the London 2010 student protests against government plans to raise tuition fees.


Number Six was published in 2014 and explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture.


Tiergarten Transgression was published in 2015 and documents a queer anarchist boy exploring the historic gay cruising area of Berlin’s oldest urban public park. Landscape, sexuality and transgression come together over 24 black and white pages.