Expert Profiles

Mark Schacter


Mark Schacter’s photography subjects range from landscapes to cities, from architectural to industrial. Three books of his photography have been published: Houses of Worship (2013), Sweet Seas: Portraits of the Great Lakes (2012) and Roads (2010).

He compares his approach to photography to “the way an archaeologist might search for clues about an extinct civilisation".

Mark sees "landscapes and cityscapes as being filled with traces of human striving – attempts to build things, enjoy life, raise families, create wealth or simply leave behind physical evidence that will outlast human lifetime, evidence that says ‘someone has been here’ “.

Mark lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Photography – like any art– is about stretching yourself into other people, touching hearts and minds by narrowing the gap between my experience of the world and someone else’s.

All images © Mark Schacter