About the Photographer

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Marcus Halevi is a Boston-based freelance photojournalist. Among his many awards, he received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1992, a New England Foundation for the Arts grant in 1997, a LEF Foundation grant (shared) in 1999, a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in 2009 (for “Just Married”), a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in 1997, and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award in 1989. Marcus was part of the staff at the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune that won the Pulitzer Prize for General News in 1988.

 

His widely-reviewed book, Alaska Crude: Visions of the Last Frontier (Little, Brown & Co., 1977, Text by Kenneth Andrasko), is a portrait of Alaska during the boom-time “Pipeline Era.”  Bedlam: Insane Asylums of Romania, was published as a limited edition artist’s portfolio by Palm Press in 2000.  His photographs have been exhibited in numerous museum shows around the United States, and his work is held in six collections.

 

His major completed photography projects include:  Clearing Landmines in Cambodia,  Cambodian Oral Histories, Russian Gulags of Today,  Bedlam: Insane Asylums of Romania,  The Child Prostitutes of Bangkok,  Urban Indian, Coal Mining in Wales,  An American Legacy: Agent Orange in Vietnam,  Children of the Killing Fields, Building A Tall Ship, and No Time to Say Goodbye: Memorializing 9/11.

 

Organizations, institutions, and companies he has worked with include Harvard University, UNICEF, International Committee of the Red Cross, Church World Services, Greenpeace,  Cambodian Mine Action Committee, Human Rights Watch, MSPCA, IBM, GTE, and Texaco.

 

Marcus was a resident artist at the MacDowell Colony in 1997.  He is a graduate (Barch) of the Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan.