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.


Vandals and the City: Prints
July 19th, 2016

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.

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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.


Tate Britain Talk
April 2nd, 2016

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.

Library and Archive show and tell: Photobookstate.org.uk

On Friday 6 May 2016 I will be giving a talk at Tate Britain on my zines that the Tate hold in its library collection.

The zines will be on display in the reading rooms and Holly Callaghan from Tate Britain will give a short presentation about the photobook and zine collection and introduce me and my work.

I will talk about my zines, self-publishing and the crossover between photobooks and zines.

After the talk attendees will have around 40 minute to look round the display and ask Holly and I questions.  

You can book tickets from Tate Britain.


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.


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.


Long Live Southbank Book
October 6th, 2014

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Selected page spreads of my pictures featured in the Long Live Southbank book. The book is a celebration of the history and culture of the Undercroft and the campaign to save it.

Over 400 pages of essays, pictures and illustrations. From the history of the site and it’s architecture to the present day all wrapped up in four decades of skateboarding history.

The contributors list is long and impressive. A who’s who of British skateboarding. Two of the many things that stand out for me are Chris Steele-Perkins ‘Cardboard City’ pictures of the homeless in the walkways, undercrofts and underpasses of the Southbank and Waterloo. Plus a brilliant essay by Iain Borden on the architecture of the site. And that’s just scratching at the surface of this book.

You can order a copy via the LLSB shop.

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Long Live Southbank, pages 2 and 3. Heni Publishing, 2014.

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Long Live Southbank, pages 374 and 375. Heni Publishing, 2014.

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Long Live Southbank, pages 386 and 387. Heni Publishing, 2014.


Millbank and that Van
August 15th, 2014

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


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

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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.


Queer Zine Launch Party
April 8th, 2014

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Come celebrate the publication of my new zine Queer at the Retro Bar on Sunday 4 May 2014. There will be beer, tunes, good times and of course everyone will be able to buy a copy.

RSVP: Eventbrite or Facebook.

7pm to 9pm, Sunday 4 May 2014.

Upstairs at the Retro Bar, 2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH.


Café Royal Books: Index 2014
April 7th, 2014

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Picture courtesy of Café Royal Books.

“Café Royal Books: Index 2014”caferoyalbooks.com

“Using Index as a container, exhibition space and story telling device, the pages that follow have been edited to create pairs or combinations of images that can be read as new narratives. The book is an experimental exchange of out-of-context, repurposed text and image.”Café Royal Books.

Installation pictures of the Café Royal Books Index launch last week at the Hanover Project. Includes one of my mid 90s NJ surfer pictures published in XY Magazine in 2003.

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Café Royal Books: Index 2014
March 17th, 2014

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“Café Royal Books: Index 2014”caferoyalbooks.com

“Using Index as a container, exhibition space and story telling device, the pages that follow have been edited to create pairs or combinations of images that can be read as new narratives. The book is an experimental exchange of out-of-context, repurposed text and image.”Café Royal Books.

I have some work in the Café Royal Books Index 2014 project. The launch is on Tuesday 1 April 2014 at the Hanover Project, University of Central Lancashire, Preston. The project is supported by CADG, the Contemporary Arts Development Group.

Click here for more information.