Marc Shoul was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1975. He now lives and works in Johannesburg. He works largely in portraiture/documentary photography that observes the complex social issues in his country.
Shoul graduated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University with a B Tec in Photography in 1999.
He has had solo exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA (2015), Extraspaszio Gallery, Rome, Italy (2013), Quai 1, Vevey, Switzerland (2010), Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa (2012), Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France (2013), where he also completed an artists’ residency. His work has also been featured at the screenings of Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France and Ankor Photographic Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
His work has been published in Camera Austria and OjodePez magazines, as well as online on Burn Magazine and Leica-Camera websites. He also won WinePhoto photographic competion with “Brakpan” and received honourable mention for “Flatlands” in 2011.
His work can be found in the collections of the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa as well as The Memmo Foundation, Rome, Italy.
He is represented by Extraspazio Gallery in Rome, Italy and Panos Pictures in London, UK.