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.


End of Year Review: Zines, Talks & Exhibitions
December 29th, 2015

The year kicked off with a Passenger Films screening and talk on the documentary film Beautiful Losers, a talk on self-publishing with Foyles art buyer Mohara Gill and the publication of the third edition of Anti-Skateboarding Devices.

In July I took part in the Regent’s Open exhibition at Regent’s University London and The Photocopy Club exhibition Zines of the World at the Doomed Gallery in east London.

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In the summer Tate Britain acquired Writers, Anti-Skateboarding Devices, Documenting Dylan, Number Four, Queer and Number Six for its library collection.

My seventh zine Tiergarten Transgression was published in August with a launch party and slideshow installation at The Photographers’ Gallery. The zine documents a queer anarchist boy exploring the historic gay cruising area of Berlin’s oldest urban public park. The zine was also featured in the British Journal of Photography and Tate Britain acquired a copy.

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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 2016.


End of Year Review: My top ten pictures
December 21st, 2015

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 03.12.15. Graffiti writer on Thursday 3 December 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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In no particular order here are my top ten pictures for 2015.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 10.01.15. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Saturday 10 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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BERLIN, GERMANY – 06.07.15. Birkbeck law student Alexander Clay explores the historic gay cruising area in Berlin’s oldest urban public park the Tiergarten on Monday 6 July 2015. The University of London student’s research covers urban regeneration, property, authoritarian policing, local crime and disorder strategy. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 03.12.15. Graffiti writer on Thursday 3 December 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 22.07.15. Daniel Farr at home in Dalston on Wednesday 22 July 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 21.10.15. Graffiti writer on a roof on Wednesday 21 October 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 11.10.15. Graffiti writer on Sunday 11 October 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 21.10.15. Graffiti writer on a roof on Wednesday 21 October 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 29.09.15. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins in east London on Tuesday 29 September 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 03.12.15. Graffiti writers on Thursday 3 December 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.


End of Year Review: Zines, Books, Talks & Exhibitions
December 29th, 2014

The year kicked off with Foyles giving me a shelf with my name on it, a talk at Photo-Forum and the publication of the second edition of Anti-Skateboarding Devices. In April I took part in The Photocopy Club exhibition at Urban Spree in Berlin, the Café Royal Books Index 2014 project at the University of Central Lancashire and Half Tone at the Open Space Gallery in Copenhagen.

My fifth zine Queer was published in May. 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. Also in May, I took part in the Long Live Southbank exhibition at the Undercroft which was followed by the London Festival of Architecture exhibition and Miniclick talk at the Anise Gallery.

The summer started with Anti-Skateboarding Devices being featured in the Guardian, then a talk at The Photographers’ Gallery on Larry Clark and in August Millbank and that Van was published by Café Royal Books.

September I took part in a group show at The Print Room in Malaysia and the brilliant Long Live Southbank book was published in October. Anti-Skateboarding Devices was also reviewed in Source Magazine.

Number Six was published in December with a launch party at Ti Pin Tin books in east London. The year ended with Number Six on sale in Tokyo!

Huge thanks to everyone who bought a zine or book and came to a talk or exhibition. I would like to wish you all the best for 2015.


End of Year Review: My top ten pictures
December 23rd, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 28.01.14. Photographer and curator Matt Martin at home in east London on Tuesday 28 January 2014. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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In no particular order here are my top ten pictures for 2014.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. Writer and artist Dom Lyne on the roof of his home in Camden Town on Friday 14 March 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 – 14.03.14. The Camden Town home of writer and artist Dom Lyne on Friday 14 March 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 – 04.04.14. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins in Soho on Friday 4 April 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 – 23.03.14. Filmmaker Drew Lint at the British Film Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014 in London, England. The Berlin based Canadian film director was in London for a screening of his short film Rough Trade at the BFI Flare LGBT film festival. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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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 – 18.09.14. Daniel Farr at home in Dalston in east London on Thursday 18 September 2014. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 30.09.14. Italian fashion student Alejandro Form outside a shop on Brick Lane on Tuesday 30 September 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 – 12.09.14. London Fashion Week at Somerset House on Friday 12 September 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 – 14.10.14. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 14 October 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.


End of Year Review: Exhibitions
December 31st, 2013

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I took part in six exhibitions and shows in 2013. Matt Martin and The Photocopy Club crew made it a year to remember!

The year kicked off with the NOW THATS WHAT I CALL PHOTOGRAPHY 30 group show in Bristol. In March I collaborated with The Photocopy Club on the XEROX AND DESTROY skateboarding show at the Doomed Gallery. Back to east London for a RIOT in June and then the Number Four zine launch party and exhibition in August.

September it was China for The Photocopy Club Hong Kong exhibition and to end the year it was London for the brilliant Jerwood Family Politics group show.

I would like to wish you all the best for 2014.


End of Year Review: Zines
December 30th, 2013

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I published two zines this year, Documenting Dylan and Number Four. The zines were featured in Huck Magazine, Ideas Tap, WUWO Magazine and the Dalstonist. Without a doubt the Doomed Gallery launch party for Number Four was one of the high points of the year. It was great to team up with the Long Live Southbank campaign.

The majority of the zines are still sold via my online shop but it was also good to see them stocked by Claire de Rouen Books, The Photographers’ Gallery, the Whitechapel Gallery and B RAD.

In June I did a talk on zines, photobooks and self-publishing at a meeting hosted by the London Photographers’ Branch of the NUJ.

I’m currently working on the first zine for 2014 and Cafe Royal Books have asked me to do a book for them. 2014 is starting to shape up so with that I would like to thank everyone who bought a zine this year.


End of Year Review: My top ten pictures
December 20th, 2013

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 15.06.13. Photographer and curator Matt Martin setting up The Photocopy Club RIOT exhibition at the Doomed Gallery on Saturday 15 June 2013. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

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In no particular order here are my top ten pictures for 2013. It’s been a great year and I hope you enjoy this edit.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 26.09.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at Mile End skatepark on Thursday 26 September 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

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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.

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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.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 27.05.13. Writer and artist Dom Lyne at home in Camden Town on Monday 27 May 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 29.07.13. A No Skating sign in Regent’s Park on Monday 29 July 2013 in London, England. Regent’s Park is a Royal Park in central London. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 09.02.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins and anti-skateboarding devices in the City of London on Saturday 9 February 2013 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices 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. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 18.08.13. Artist Alexander Leon Christie on Sunday 18 August 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 08.06.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at Claire de Rouen Books on Saturday 8 June 2013 in London, England. The bookshop stocks Marc Vallée’s Documenting Dylan zine. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 08.06.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Saturday 8 June 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.


End of year Review: Zines
December 29th, 2012

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No surprise that I’m a big fan of zines and independent book publishing. Bringing out two of my own zines this year has been a great deal of fun and very rewarding. The inspiration came from friends. In particular Andreas Laszlo Konrath via Pau Wau Publications in New York City and Brian David Stevens via Hamburger Eyes.

Plus a big thank you goes out to both my designer Colin Robinson from CRA Design and Lucy Moore from Claire de Rouen Books. Getting a yes from Lucy was a great day and she has been very supportive of both zines.

The plan for 2013 is to put out three new zines and build up to publishing a book in 2014. So with that I would to thank everyone who bought a zine this year. Bottom line I could not have done it with out you.