Mark Tuschman

Mark Tuschman has worked as an international photographer for over 35 years. For many of these years, he worked as a corporate advertising photographer, doing annual reports for mostly clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries before transitioning into his most recent work as a social documentary photographer. He combines an extraordinary gift for portraiture with a deep empathy towards his subjects.

Mark’s work has earned him a raft of international awards, including Photographer of the Year from the Global Health Council in 2010 and in 2014, the Grand Prize for social documentary in an international photo contest sponsored by Management Science for Health.

His work has also been featured in many international health and development conferences, including:

  • The Pacific Health Summit in London in 2010.
  • The Audacia Forum, promoting girls’ education in 2011.
  • The Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia in 2013.
  • The Carter Center Human Rights Forum in Atlanta in 2015.
  • The Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen in 2016
  • Florence Italy in 2017

Mark’s exposé on the issues of dowry abuse and child brides in India was featured at a one-man show at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco in 2012. In 2013 and 2014, he was featured in Global Visions, a retrospective juried exhibit at the World Affairs Council.

In 2013, the United Nations Population Fund used his photography to illustrate its State of the World Population report, and the World Health Organization has featured his work in their World Malaria Report.

Over the years, Mark has worked with many prominent NGOs, including The Global Fund for Women, The Packard Foundation, American Jewish World Service, Engender Health, Management Sciences for Health, Planned Parenthood, Women Deliver and WomensTrust.

Mark has also done extensive work documenting corporate social responsibility programs. For Pfizer he documented trachoma and malaria prevention programs in Africa as well as their health initiatives along the Mexican American border. For Novartis he documented leprosy treatment programs in India. He also documented the entire supply chain of Novartis’ Malaria Initiative, from the harvesting of medicinal plants in China, research programs in Singapore, patient treatment in Africa and Asia, manufacturing in the United States and worldwide distribution from Switzerland. He also documented for Johnson and Johnson their various corporate social responsibility programs in Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. In 2014, many of his images were also used by corporations and NGOs to promote the Millenium Development Goals of the UN General Assembly.

Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge draws together Mark’s tireless work on behalf of the millions of women and girls struggling to take charge of their own lives and bodies. The book, published in the U.S. in October 2015, earned support from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and testimonials from the directors of prestigious women’s rights groups throughout the world. It was voted one of the best photography books of the year by American Photo Magazine.

The goal of Faces of Courage was to galvanize international action on behalf of women and girls living in constant danger around the world.

“Photography is a universal language,” he says, “and I hope that my images will move viewers to respond not only with empathy, but also with action. Wherever I go, I find people with incredible compassion and dignity, and through my art I want to convey the message that we are all inter-related, we are all in this together.”

Together We Rise Montage

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