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Marcus has now spent eight years covering the brutal conflict within the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the work was published in his book ‘One Hundred Years of Darkness’. His new book, The Rape of a Nation was published by Mets and Schilt in 2009.

He is widely published in the UK, Europe and the USA in publications such as TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Harpers, Stern, Geo Magazine and National Geographic Magazine.

In 2004 he was awarded UNICEF Photographer of the Year Award, the 3p Grant and the Alexia Foundation Grant. He exhibited in New York at Moving Walls 2005 and was awarded the OSI Distribution Grant 2005. Marcus’s images have also been chosen by PDN as one of the most iconic of the 21st Century.

In 2005 Marcus was named Magazine Photographer of the Year by POYi. In 2006 Marcus was awarded a World Press Daily Life award and won the prestigious OPC Olivier Rebbot Award.
In 2007 Marcus was awarded a Freedom of Expression grant for his new project on our relationship with oil. He was also shortlisted for the Amnesty International Photojournalism Awards.

Marcus was awarded a first prize in POYi for his work on DRC in 2009.

Marcus is a member of VII photo