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 the South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (2018); Musee Pierre Noel, Saint Dié des Vosges, France (2017); Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA (2015); Extraspaszio Gallery, Rome, Italy (2013); Quai 1, Vevey, Switzerland (2010); Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa (2012); and Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France (2013), where he also completed an artist’s residency. His work has also been featured at the Addis Photo Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 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 the Leica Camera blog. He also won the WinePhoto photographic competition with “Brakpan” and received an honourable mention for “Flatlands” in 2011.
His work can be found in the collections of the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, The Memmo Foundation, Rome, Italy, Museum Georges de La Tour, Vic-sur-Seille, France and South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town.
He is represented by Panos Pictures in London, UK.