Marcus Bleasdale is one of the world's leading documentary photographers. He increasingly uses his work to influence decision makers and policy makers around the world.
His work on human rights and conflict have been shown at the U.S. Senate, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Bleasdale's work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic.
His work "The Rape of a Nation" has been exhibited at the U.S. Senate (2009), The U.N. (2009), The Federal Building, NYC (2006), The Central Library, Chicago (2006), The Holocaust Museum, LA (2006), Perpignan Visa Pour l’Image (2007), The Nobel Peace Center, Oslo (2007), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France (2008), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2009), The Houses of Parliament, UK (2010), and U.S. House of Representatives (2011).
He has published two books: "One Hundred Years of Darkness" (2002) and "The Rape of a Nation" (2009).
Bleasdale has received numerous awards from The UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award (2004), The Olivier Rebbot Award for Best Foreign Reporting (2005), Magazine Photographer of the Year award POYi (2005), The Alexia Foundation Award for World Peace (2005), The World Press Awards (2006), The Freedom of Expression Foundation Norway (2007), Days Japan (2009), The Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights (2010), The Hansel Meith Award (2010), Photo Book of the Year Award POYi (2010) and Webby Award for News Multimedia (2011).
Bleasdale lives in Oslo with his wife Karin Beate and is a member of VII Photo Agency.