Café Royal Books: Index 2014
April 7th, 2014

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“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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Urban Spree Gallery
April 7th, 2014

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Writers, Documenting Dylan and the second edition of Anti-Skateboarding Devices are now available to buy from Urban Spree in Berlin.


Foyles Bookstore
March 16th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. Two of Marc Vallée’s photography zines on display with Jonathan Meades Museum Without Walls and Iain Borden’s Skateboarding, Space and the City at Foyles flagship bookstore 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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Reading Mike Davis’s City of Quartz and Iain Borden’s Skateboarding, Space and the City lead me to publish Anti-Skateboarding Devices in 2012. To see the second edition (along with Writers) on display with these books at Foyles last week was a pretty damn special moment.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. Two of Marc Vallée’s photography zines on display with Mikes Davis’s City of Quartz and Iain Borden’s Skateboarding, Space and the City at Foyles flagship bookstore on Friday 14 March 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.


The Photocopy Club Berlin
March 4th, 2014

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The Photocopy Club is back and heading to Berlin in April for an old skool DIY open submissions exhibition at the Urban Spree Gallery.

Click here for submission information. One not to miss!


Photo-Forum
February 10th, 2014

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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.

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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.”

Click here for more information.

Facebook event.

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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.


Foyles Bookstore
January 8th, 2014

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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.

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My self-published photography zines are now available to buy from Foyles flagship bookstore on the Charing Cross Road here in London.

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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.


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.


New Edit: Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins
December 19th, 2013

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 23.04.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at the Undercroft on the Southbank on Tuesday 23 April 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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A new edit with previously unpublished pictures of Dylan from earlier in the year.

Click here to view the full picture library set.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 23.04.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at the Undercroft on the Southbank on Tuesday 23 April 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 – 23.04.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at the Undercroft on the Southbank on Tuesday 23 April 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 – 23.04.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at the Undercroft on the Southbank on Tuesday 23 April 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.