Mark Lewis is based in Johannesburg. He started photographing professionally in the early eighties in London, where he worked as a fashion photographer, publishing work in Face, Blitz and Vogue magazines, amongst others. More recently he has worked in documentary, with a specific focus on the African continent, freelancing for German and other European publications. He has photographed workers in Swaziland, the city of Mogadishu and Ship breakers in Bangladesh. He is currently working with writer Tanya Zack on a ten book series of Johannesburg stories called Wake Up,This is Joburg published by Fourthwall books, Johannesburg. His work has been widely published and exhibited. Recent solo exhibitions include Wake Up, This is Joburg, Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg (2014 and 2015), and The Grande Hotel, Beira, Gallery Momo,Johannesburg 2013. Most recently his work from the series Wake Up, This is Joburg was selected for the Venice Biennale 2015.