Mark Duffy is a London based Irish Photographer.[Athlonian]
Marks' photobook' Vote no.1' was awarded 1st prize at the Vienna photobook Festival in 2015 , shortlisted for the Bourse du Talent 58 Portrait in Paris ,France and the Luma Recontres Book Award d'Arles , France 2015.
The Irish landscape was littered with electoral campaign advertising during the recent European, local and national by-elections. 'Vote No. 1′ documents this and examines the culture of election advertising in Ireland. The series focuses on the accidental, and often gruesome, disfigurements the electoral candidates‘ faces suffer – an unintended consequence of their posters‘ erection.
The book was selected as the 1st Prize of the ViennaPhotoBookReview at the ViennaPhotoBookFestival in June 2015 by the following jury: Gerry Badger, Andreas H. Bitesnich, Josef Chladek, Nela Eggenberger, Peter Gössner, Manfred Heiting, Rob van Hoesel, Rainer Iglar, Klaus Kehrer, Dominique Kempers, Calin Kruse, Harald Latzko, Ania Nalecka, Colin Pantall, Johannes Schlebrügge, Hannes Wanderer.