Marc Provins

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Marc Provins is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion degree and a photographer exhibiting his work in the UK and abroad. He has worked in education for almost twenty years, teaching on multimedia, photography & fashion courses. Being in this post since January 2017, he is the year tutor for Level 4 and specialises on the Communication Pathway. During this time Marc has collaborated on live project briefs with the international ethical textiles company Plexus Cotton Ltd as well as The Walker Art Gallery & The Singh Twins.

Before joining Liverpool School of Art & Design, Marc studied and completed an MA in Creative Technology. His final project was a video installation exhibited in Manchester and was concerned with how we leave traces of ourselves in the physical and virtual worlds and how our environment informs our own internal worlds. Marc also studied at The Higher Institute of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp and during this time established a relationship with the Dagmar De Pooter Gallery who represented him for over a decade.


1999, University of Salford, United Kingdom, MA Creative Technology
1992, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Design (Photography)

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Photography, University of Central Lancashire, 2021 - present
External Examiner, Photography, University Campus Oldham, 2021 - present
Fashion Lecturer, Fashion, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present

Editorial/letter to the editor

McAssey J, Provins M. 2017. 'Money Diaries' for Season Zine. Pennant F., Publisher Url

Internet publication

Provins MJ. 2013. A Barcelona Guide in Photographs Author Url Publisher Url

Provins MJ. 2013. Blackpool – The Sun hasn’t set on the British Seaside Town Author Url Publisher Url


Provins MJ. 2013. Format Photography Festival - Factory - A Family Of Collaboration Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Provins MJ. 2011. Eyemazing Editions: Casey Carlin Eyemazing, :136-141 Author Url Publisher Url


Mark A. Transition : An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography Curated by Mark Adams Author Url Publisher Url

Provins M. Étalage III Curated by Elizabeth Ball Author Url Publisher Url

Provins MJ. Of The Afternoon - London Exhibition Author Url Publisher Url

Provins MJ. Spreads curated by Roast Beef. Arles, France. Author Url Publisher Url

Provins MJ. Searching; Book project for LOOK/13 exhibited across four libraries in Liverpool. Author Url Publisher Url

Provins MJ. Twice Removed exhibition and publication, A Family Of collaboration. Madlab & Cornerhouse, Manchester Author Url Publisher Url

Provins M. #808080 part of Look/17 – Liverpool International Photography Festival (Fringe) Author Url Publisher Url

Provins M, Liddell A. Gentle Delirium Author Url Publisher Url

Provins M, Stephens M, McGinley M. Open World Author Url Publisher Url

Provins M. Manchester Open Exhibition 2020 Publisher Url

Provins M, McAssey J. A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place - LIGHTNIGHT 2020 AT HOME Author Url Publisher Url

Owen KJ. Light Night 2021 'PLAY' Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Provins M. LightNight21 (Play) Author Url Publisher Url

Provins M. Manchester Biennial Open Exhibition 2022 Author Url Publisher Url

Membership of professional bodies:

FACE (Fashion Academics Creating Equality) Associates, FACE (Fashion Academics Creating Equality) Associates, 2021

Redeye the Photography Network, Redeye the Photography Network,

External collaboration:, National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery. 2020, National Museums Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery. 2020, National Museums Liverpool & LJMU, Walker Art Gallery & Lightnight. 2018

Other Professional Activity:

A series of video workshops recorded for the Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) as part of the Linda McCartney Retrospective running 2020/2021. 2020

Other invited event:

1823 Podcast - Episode 4: Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?, LJMU, 1823 Podcast is a place where you can hear interesting conversations about a wide range of issues, debated by some of the interesting people at, or connected to, Liverpool John Moores University. The photograph of ‘Earthrise’, taken from Apollo 8, is one of the most iconic images of the last century. It has been credited with changing our perception of our own planet and our attitude towards the environment. Exactly 50 years since it was taken, we explore the significance of the photograph, its impact on the environmental movement and discuss other influential photographs.. 2018

Talk Tuesday, Walker Art Gallery, Title of event: Talk Tuesday, Location: Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Description: Public engagement talk as part of the Walker art gallery series. Talk topic Fashion Geographies: how fashion shapes, and is shaped by, its geographic location.. 2018

Industrial connections:, used 4 of my pieces in their North America campaign, 2018


Winner of Best Arts & Culture Blog – Blog North Awards, Blog North Awards, 2014

Media Coverage:, An online feature about the photography work of Marc Provins from October 2015., An online feature about three photographers including Marc Provins by Moo. February 2018., An article about the photography work of Marc Provins from August 2013., Axis at The Manchester Contemporary - an interview with Marc Provins Photographer, showing at The Manchester Contemporary October 2011., A feature about the photography work of Marc Provins from December 2013., Review of Spreads exhibition, Arles, France. July 2013.