Marc Ellison


Marc Ellison is an award-winning video- and photojournalist currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has worked across Africa since 2011, reporting on issues including the reintegration challenges facing female child soldiers in Uganda, child marriage and female genital mutilation in Tanzania, sex workers and the prevalence of HIV along Mozambique’s transit corridors, the health challenges facing families within Sudanese refugee camps, and how the ongoing conflict in Central African Republic has impacted children. As a former computer programmer, Marc is passionate about pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling including the use of interactive photo/graphic novels and 360 video. His first two comics, Graphic Memories and Safe House, won World Press Photo and Amnesty International awards in 2016, and his most recent graphic novel and 360 video project House Without Windows won the Amnesty International award for innovation in 2018 and a gold medal for humanitarian coverage from the UN Correspondents Association in 2017. The comic - the first to use QR code-triggered 360 videos - is now available for sale on Amazon. Marc has produced work for 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, BBC, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Huffington Post, MTV, The Toronto Star, and Vice.


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Events in past editions
#IJF17 / 8 april 2017

Graphic content, graphic novels

Since Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Gorazde, the graphic novel format has been increasingly used by journalists to tell real world stories. The format is not only more emotive...