Marcus Bleasdale is the winner of the 2015 Robert Capa gold Award and FotoEvidence Book Award for his long term work ‘The Unravelling: Central African Republic.’ He is dedicated to covering issues under reported and forgotten by today’s media. He uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work covering human rights abuses and conflict have been shown at the U.S. Senate, The U.S. House of Representatives, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK.
Marcus has been awarded the UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award (2004), The OPC Olivier Rebbot Award for Best Foreign Reporting (2005), The Alexia Foundation Award for World Peace (2005), The World Press Awards (2006), Freedom of Expression Foundation Norway (2006 and 2011) and the Webby Award (2011) News and Politics, for his multimedia piece ‘Dear Obama,’ to name a few. In 2012 Marcus’ film for Medecins Sans Frontieres was nominated for an Emmy. In 2014 Marcus’ work for National Geographic Magazine won a World Press Photo Award and the Photography award at the Overseas Press Club of America. He was also awarded the Society of Environmental Journalists award for his work in DRC on Conflict minerals and the Amnesty International Award for Photography in 2015.