For over 15 years, Mark Abouzeid has been supporting NGOs, public institutions and international media channels deliver their messages through images, words and video. Combining years of experience in the field as an award winning professional, he specializes in promoting “that which binds us as human beings and how we express this through our own culture”:
- intangible heritage;
- social development;
- cultural integration;
- human rights; and
- economic sustainability.
In His Words
“I never feature dead bodies, crying mothers or flies in the mouths of babes. I do not support the politics of conflict. I may work in war zones and natural disasters but my eyes always find that one unique act of humanity transforming incredible trauma into a symbol of hope.”
“I work with NGOs, editors, journalists, public institutions and anyone else who believes that the visual image can play an important role in educating people about our world.”
“If we begin to see each other as we are…brothers, all striving for the same things and with the same problems…then maybe we can begin to put an end to this madness. We are fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, bosses, employees, emigrants, lovers and, most of all, children. ”
Services & Products
As a freelance photographer based in Florence, Italy, Abouzeid offers many freelance photography services from commercial, corporate and advertising through to specific editorial commissions and oral history projects. He has a large amount of Rights Managed stock photography available through his archives, as well for license through Photoshot and Behance.
In the course of his work as a photojournalist, Mark Abouzeid has come to specialize in projects relating to oral traditions, culture and heritage of people around the world including Jordanian Bedouin, Moroccan Berbers and Senagalese tribesmen. His current work for OralMed involves the oral histories of the numerous maritime cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Abouzeid’s fine art collections have been or are currently exhibited in numerous museums including Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia della Crusca, Museu de Valencia d’Etnologia, Pitti Uomo, Bedouin Heritage Foundation and Museu Maritima, Barcelona. His works have been purchased by galleries and private collectors in the US, Europe and Asia.
Mark Abouzeid has collaborated with and received funding for his work from numerous institutions and organizations, including:
Commune di Firenze | Polo Museale di Firenze | Accademia della Crusca | Fondazione Sistema Toscana | UNESCO | Belgian Ministry of Culture | AssistAmerica | Royal Jordanian | Italia Kuwait Association | Sentor Robbie Puno | HRH Prince of Seborga | Operafestival Firenze | Tokkai Cultural Association | Muscat International Folklore Festival | The European Commission | Museu de Valencia d’Entologia | Museu Maritima | Camille Stone Design | Pitti Immagine