Staff profile

Dr Mark Hall

Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Commercial Photography

Mark Hall




College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Commercial Photography

Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

Over 26 years experience in Advertising, Editorial and Corporate Photography.

I have been a commercial/editorial and advertising photographer since graduating from Blackpool in 1986. I've worked on many high profile campaigns both in the UK and in Europe as well as for many magazines and supplements. I continue to work for clients in the Midlands and have shot documentary work in Africa.

Research interests

I am currently studying for a PhD at the University and my research interest is The Light Ages (Photography, lighting and visibility as a means of control). My general research interests centre around technology, light and the 'programs' of photography.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have spent the last 26 years as a commercial advertising and editorial photographer working in a variety of fields from still life to cars and people, though primarily my practice centres around location and people.

My list of clients is exhaustive and covers many of the top advertising agencies and magazines in the UK and Europe.

International experience

I have also traveled widely, working on every continent most recently in Tanzania and Mozambique. I have establishe educational contacts with FAMU in Prague and in India and China.

Additional interests and activities

Cycling, mountain biking, rugby, marathon running and motorcycling.

I now undertake private commissions and shoot across the UK and in Africa.

Winner of the Association of Photographers' Lecturer of the Year Award in 2009 with a series of commissioned portraits of big game hunters in Africa.

In the media

Recent publications

Journal article in Spatial Representations of British Identities, Longing for the Light: Darkness dislocation and Spaces of Exile, May 2012