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.


Ryan Sparkes, London
November 12th, 2016

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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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Photography student Ryan Sparkes in London.

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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 –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.


Male Sex Worker Zine
November 7th, 2016

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 12.03.10. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 12th March 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2010.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 12.03.10. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 12th March 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2010.

In 2017 I will be publishing a new zine on the life and work of male sex worker and political activist Thierry Schaffauser.

I’ve been documenting Thierry since 2010 looking at the social, economic and political issues facing him. A new edit of pictures shot between 2010 and 2012 are in my picture library. Later this month I will be spending time with Thierry in Paris to bring the project up to date and looking at the locations and spaces that he first used when he was a young sex worker for the new zine.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 06.01.11. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Thursday 6th January 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2011. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 06.01.12. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 6th January 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


Vandals and the City: London South Bank University
October 3rd, 2016

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Later this month I will be taking part in the London South Bank University year-long programme exploring paper-based photobook publishing as photographic research curated by Paula Roush.

Thirty A1 prints and deconstructed copies of Vandals and the City will be on show at the university from Tuesday 18 October 2016 to Friday 18 November 2016 at the Ə /UH/-BOOKS project space.

The private view is on Tuesday 18 October 2016, LSBU Student Centre, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA.


Geoffrey Couët, London
September 14th, 2016

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 12.09.16. French actor Geoffrey Couët on Monday 12 September 2016 in London, England. The actor plays Théo Daumier in the groundbreaking Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau film Théo and Hugo. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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French actor Geoffrey Couët who played Théo Daumier in the groundbreaking Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau film Théo and Hugo.

Click here to view the full picture library edit.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 12.09.16. French actor Geoffrey Couët on Monday 12 September 2016 in London, England. The actor plays Théo Daumier in the groundbreaking Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau film Théo and Hugo. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 12.09.16. French actor Geoffrey Couët on Monday 12 September 2016 in London, England. The actor plays Théo Daumier in the groundbreaking Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau film Théo and Hugo. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2016. All rights reserved.


Toni Karge, Berlin
September 5th, 2016

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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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Berlin based academic Toni Karge at the ‘Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism’ in July 2016 in Berlin. Toni is currently researching queer public spaces.

Click here to view the full picture library edit.

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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.


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

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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

Guardian Cities

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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