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.

“Photo-Forum”photo-forum.org

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.


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.

“Foyles Bookstore”foyles.co.uk

“Zines”marcvallee.co.uk

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

“Exhibitions”marcvallee.co.uk

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

“Zines”marcvallee.co.uk

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.

“London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins”marcvallee.co.uk

A new edit with previously unpublished pictures of Dylan from earlier in the year.

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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.


Long Live Southbank: Revelations of a Cultural Vandal
December 8th, 2013

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“Long Live Southbank presents our educational campaign film Revelations of a Cultural Vandal which introduces the aggressive and deceiving campaign the Southbank Centre have employed beyond the glossy Festival Wing brochures.”Long Live Southbank.

New and powerful Long Live Southbank film. Includes a brief interview with me outside the launch party and exhibition for Number Four at the Doomed Gallery early this year.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 29.08.13. Marc Vallée being interviewed for a Long Live Southbank film outside his launch party and exhibition at the Doomed Gallery on Thursday 29 August 2013. (Photo by Leah Borromeo) (c) Leah Borromeo, 2013. All rights reserved.


Long Live Southbank Photography Walk
December 8th, 2013

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.12.13. Long Live Southbank photography walk on Saturday 7 December 2013 in London, England. The tour was a response to arbitrary restrictions on photography on the 21-acre site of the Southbank Centre. The legendary Undercroft 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.

“Long Live Southbank Photography Walk”marcvallee.co.uk

Yesterday I co-hosted the first ever Long Live Southbank photography walk. The tour was a response to arbitrary restrictions on photography on the 21-acre site of the Southbank Centre. Huge thanks to everyone who came.

Click here to view the full picture library set.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.12.13. Paul Richards (c), Creative & Educational Director at UpRise, leading a Long Live Southbank photography walk on Saturday 7 December 2013 in London, England. The tour was a response to arbitrary restrictions on photography on the 21-acre site of the Southbank Centre. The legendary Undercroft 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 Paul RichardsVallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.12.13. Photojournalist Andrew Wiard (C), National Executive Council member of the National Union of Journalists, on a Long Live Southbank photography walk on Saturday 7 December 2013 in London, England. The tour was a response to arbitrary restrictions on photography on the 21-acre site of the Southbank Centre. The legendary Undercroft skate spot is under tAndrew Wiardhreat 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 – 07.12.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on a Long Live Southbank photography walk on Saturday 7 December 2013 in London, England. The tour was a response to arbitrary restrictions on photography on the 21-acre site of the Southbank Centre. The legendary Undercroft 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.


Mile End Skatepark
November 28th, 2013

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 26.09.13. 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.

“Mile End Skatepark”marcvallee.co.uk

Edit of Mile End Skatepark from September.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 26.09.13. 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 – 26.09.13. 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.


Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins
November 28th, 2013

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 19.11.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 10 November 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

“Documenting Dylan Project”marcvallee.co.uk

Here is an edit of Dylan from last week.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 19.11.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 10 November 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 – 19.11.13. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 10 November 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.