Mark Elson Pictures
  Wet Plate Collodion
  Clio Art Fair-New York, NY
  Book: Battlefields of Honor
  Street Photography: For Strangers
  Lowell, MA: Views From My Studio Window
  Medford, Massachusetts
  Artifacts: Things Left Behind
  The Natural World
  Everyday Icons
Studio 508- Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave.,
Lowell Massachusetts 01851

Mark Elson CV



Mark Elson is a Boston-based fine art photographer. He is the photographer/author of
the book “Battlefields of Honor: American Civil War Reenactors (Merrill Publishers).” his
work has appeared in print and on-line publications in “View Camera,” “Black & White: For
Collectors of Fine Photography,” “Huffington Post” and “Hallowed Ground.”
Mark’s editorial photographs have been published in magazines such as “Quilting Arts,” “Cloth PaperScissors,” “Modern Patchwork,” and “Studios.” He has been featured on National Public Radio about his photography. Mark has exhibited his fine art photographs at Fivesparks Gallery in Harvard, Massachusetts, The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts and the Clio Art Fair in New York, New York.



In addition to digital and film-based photography, Mark also works in the wet plate
collodion process, which is making tintypes and glass plate negatives, the way photographs
were made during the Civil War. This demanding and beautiful process, with its rich tones,
great detail and timeless look, is suitable for fine art, portraiture, editorial, advertising, and
commercial photography projects.



Prior to photography, Mark worked in the motion picture industry in Hollywood. He was a
directing fellow at the American Film Institute. Mark grew up in Detroit, Michigan and attended
the Center for Creative Studies/College of Art and Design where he was given a scholarship to
study photography and film.