Marc Shoul lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in 1975 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, and graduated (with honors in photography) from the Port Elizabeth Technikon, Department of Art and Design in 1999. Since then, he has had several exhibitions of his work including group shows at the Arts Association of Bellville, Fusion (1999), Artscape, Mental Health, (2001) Cape Town, Month of Photography, Detour, (2002), Cape Town, Photo ZA, Obsess (2004) and Resolution Gallery, Faces (2008) in Johannesburg as well as at the World Health Organization TB exhibition in India (2004). Solo exhibitions of ‘Beyond Walmer’ were held by the Association of Visual Arts Gallery in Cape Town (2000) and Natal Society of Arts, Durban (2001). Shoul was also featured in the AGFA Youth International Photojournalism Publication 1999.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum added “Beyond Walmer” to its permanent collection (2007)
For the last eight years, Marc has worked for various local and international magazines such as Time, Colors, Wired, Blueprint, Dazed and Confused, Design Indaba, World Health Organization and Mother Jones. He has also shot for many advertising clients and agencies.
He has recently completed a project named Flatlands in the Johannesburg inner city. He is now working on a new body of work in Brakpan on the East Rand where he is exploring the city’s way of life and its people.
He is interested in exploring themes of social relevance and changes within his country and further afield.
Shoul works largely in black and white, using a medium format film camera and natural light printed on Fiber photographic paper.
Exhibitions at the KZNSA