Tate Britain Talk
April 2nd, 2016

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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.

Talk on Zines, Photobooks & Self-Publishing
February 18th, 2015



Mohara Gill (Art Buyer at Foyles Charing Cross Road) and I are doing a talk on zines, photobooks and self-publishing next week hosted by the London Photographers’ Branch of the National Union of Journalists.

6pm, Tuesday 24 February 2015. NUJ, Headland House, 308-312 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP. MAP.

Note: The talk part of the evening is open to all with an interest in the subject – and it’s free!

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

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.

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

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

London Festival of Architecture Exhibition
May 14th, 2014

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

London Festival of Architecturelondonfestivalofarchitecture.org

“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.

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February 10th, 2014

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 21.09.11. Graffiti artist on Leake Street near Waterloo Train Station on Wednesday 21 September 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2011. All rights reserved.


I will be doing a talk about my work at the February Photo-Forum this Thursday along with Matt Martin.

“This February Photo-Forum plays host to two photographers who have garnered widespread attention in their work to document the lives directly around them: their family, their friends and the unique subcultures they inhabit. Both have achieved an enviable honesty to their images of youth culture, bred by their closeness to their subjects and their own histories in DIY and Punk backgrounds.”

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.01.14. Marc Vallée’s self-published photography zines on display at Foyles flagship bookstore on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.