Millbank and that Van
August 15th, 2014

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Millbank and that Vancaferoyalbooks.com

Selected page spreads from my new book Millbank and that Van which was released yesterday by Café Royal Books. You can buy a copy via here.

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Audio: Larry Clark Talk at The Photographers’ Gallery
August 6th, 2014

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Marc Vallée talk on Larry Clark at The Photographers’ Gallery on Friday 25 July 2014. Photo by Andrew Youngson.

Audio: Larry Clark Talkmarcvallee.co.uk

Here is the full, raw and unedited audio of the talk I did on Larry Clark at the The Photographers’ Gallery in July. The talk was about one of my favourite pictures from Clark’s book The Perfect Childhood and it’s influence on me and my work.

Huge thanks to Oliver Whitehead and the gallery for asking me to do this. Plus a special thanks to Andrew Youngson for the pictures of the event.

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Marc Vallée talk on Larry Clark at The Photographers’ Gallery on Friday 25 July 2014. Photo by Andrew Youngson.

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Marc Vallée talk on Larry Clark at The Photographers’ Gallery on Friday 25 July 2014. Photo by Andrew Youngson.


The Photographers’ Gallery – Larry Clark Talk
July 24th, 2014

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.

“My Favourite Photograph”thephotographersgallery.org.uk

Tomorrow (25.07.14) lunchtime I will be talking about one of my favourite Larry Clark pictures at The Photographers’ Gallery. If you are free and nearby be great to see you.

“Please join us in the Café for an informal 10 minute lunchtime talk by photographer Marc Vallée. Marc will talk about an image from The Perfect Childhood by Larry Clark.

“Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work focuses on the London graffiti scene, anti-skateboarding architecture, youth culture and political dissent. Marc’s work has been published and exhibited worldwide. Marc has a independent approach to publishing, rooted in the DIY punk zine culture. His latest zine Queer is stocked in The Photographers’ Gallery bookshop.”

It’s free, just turn up at 1pm, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW. MAP.


Café Royal Books: Millbank and that Van
July 14th, 2014


Millbank and that Van by Marc Vallée. Published by Café Royal Books.

Café Royal Bookscaferoyalbooks.com

Café Royal Bookswikipedia.org

My new book Millbank and that Van will be released by Café Royal Books a month today on Thursday 14 August 2014. The book features many unpublished pictures from the 2010 student protests in London against government plans to raise tuition fees. Collaborating with Café Royal has been a brilliant and rewarding experience.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 10.11.10. Student protesters and police clashed outside the Conservative Party headquarters at Millbank in central London on Wednesday 10th November 2010. Early in the day 50,000 students and supporters marched against governments plans to rise tuition fees to £9,000 per year. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2010. All rights reserved.


Guardian Feature – Anti-Skateboarding Devices
June 16th, 2014

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“Anti-skateboarding architecture – in pictures”theguardian.com

“In the week that spikes and other hostile architecture devices have been in the news, photographer Marc Vallée has a book of striking images documenting the obstacles put in the way of skateboarders. The second edition is out now.”

My Anti-Skateboarding Devices project & zine was featured in the Guardian last week. Plus I’m quoted in this article by Ben Quinn on defensible architecture and the Camden Bench. The package also includes an interview with London skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 24.07.13. Anti-skateboarding devices at the 201 Bishopsgate/Broadgate Tower on Thursday 24 July 2013 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices and architecture are deployed by private corporations and local authorities. The aim is to reshape individual and group behavior and discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013.


London Festival of Architecture Miniclick Talk
May 31st, 2014

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“Miniclick Shorts Evening”londonarchitecturediary.com

“The Miniclick Photo Talks”miniclick.co.uk

Looking forward to taking part in the London Festival of Architecture Miniclick talk next week – hosted by the Anise Gallery.

The panel also includes Fergus Heron, Brian David Stevens, Grant Smith, Richard Chivers and Alexander Christie.

Doors open at 6.30pm and it’s free.

7pm, Thursday 5 June 2014.
Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London, SE1 2PU.

Let the Miniclick folks know you are coming via Facebook.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.05.13. Save the Southbank Skate Jam on Saturday 4 May 2013 in London, England. The legendary skate spot is under threat as part of plans to refurbish the Festival Wing, home to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.


Dom Lyne and Christopher Rudd-Perry
May 18th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 13.05.14. Writer Dom Lyne and his partner Christopher Rudd-Perry on Tuesday 13 May 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

“Dom Lyne and Christopher Rudd-Perry”marcvallee.co.uk

New pictures of Dom from last week with his partner Christopher Rudd-Perry.

Click here to view the full picture library edit.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 13.05.14. Christopher Rudd-Perry on Tuesday 13 May 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 13.05.14. Writer Dom Lyne and his partner Christopher Rudd-Perry on Tuesday 13 May 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.


London Festival of Architecture Exhibition
May 14th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.05.13. Save the Southbank Skate Jam on Saturday 4 May 2013 in London, England. The legendary skate spot is under threat as part of plans to refurbish the Festival Wing, home to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

London Festival of Architecture Exhibitionanisegallery.co.uk

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“In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, Anise Gallery will be exhibiting works from a select group of leading architectural and documentary photographers. The focus of the exhibition will be the unique and varied landscape of SE1, in particular the multitude of diverse buildings that can be found in this incredible pocket of South East London.”Anise Gallery.

In June I will be taking part in a group exhibition at the Anise Gallery for this years London Festival of Architecture program. I’m incredibly happy that one of my Long Live Southbank pictures has been included. I will also be taking part in a Miniclick talk at the gallery on Thursday 5 June along with other photographers from the show. This is one not to miss.

Private View: 6pm to 9pm, Thursday 12 June 2014.

Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London, SE1 2PU.

Click here for more information.

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Queer
May 6th, 2014

“Zines”marcvallee.co.uk

“Publishers’ Notes: Queer by Marc Vallée”(7MB PDF file)

My new zine Queer is now available to buy online via Big Cartel.

Twelve raw images over 24 black and white pages of my close friend Dom Lyne. Tattoos, sexuality and mental health with a nod to American novelist Dennis Cooper. Shot over two years in Dom’s London home in Camden Town.

Dom and I used to dance the night away at the Ghetto nightclub behind the London Astoria a lifetime ago. We lost touch, but our shared passion for the work of Dennis [Cooper] brought us back into each others lives. Yes, the zine is about Dom and his mental health, but it’s also about the importance of an alternative queer gaze. It’s a kind of an antidote or reaction to an ever increasing, and boring, homogenised gay world.

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Queer Marc Vallée. 24 pages, A5, printed and stapled. Published by Marc Vallée. First Edition 2014. Edition of 50. Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée. Printed on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free.


Long Live Southbank: 40 Years Later… 1 Year On
April 28th, 2014

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“40 Years Later… 1 Year On”llsb.com

This Sunday the Long Live Southbank crew are hosting it’s one year anniversary with a community skate jam at the undercroft on the Southbank. The day kicks off at 11am and all are welcome. Throughout the day there will be demos and competitions plus a group photography installation on the walls which I’m taking part in. This is one not to miss folks.

Sunday is also the launch party for my new zine just over the river from 7pm at the Retro Bar. There will be beer, tunes, good times and of course everyone will be able to buy a copy. If you are coming make sure you RSVP.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.05.13. Save the Southbank Skate Jam on Saturday 4 May 2013 in London, England. The legendary skate spot is under threat as part of plans to refurbish the Festival Wing, home to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.