Marc Ellison

United Kingdom


Marc Ellison is an award-winning photographer and data journalist currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has worked in Africa since 2011, producing work for 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, and MTV.

Marc has written about a variety of issues including: the reintegration challenges facing female child soldiers in Uganda; about reality radio for farmers in Mali; empowered sex workers in Mozambique, and the refugee crisis on the Sudanese border. With a background in computer programming, Marc is continually seeking to break new journalistic ground be it through drone videography, interactive soundscapes, or online photographic novels. His first graphic novel, 'Graphic Memories', won a World Press Photo award for multimedia innovation in 2016. His second, 'Safe House', won an Amnesty International award in the same year.

Marc has a diverse background with a Bachelor (Hons.) in History and Masters in Computer Science and Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa. With such a unique skill-set, Marc is interested in bridging the disciplines of Journalism and IT, and frankly explains his passion for FOI’ing for data sets, coding webscrapers and building online databases.

Funded projects

Graphic Memories

This multimedia feature immerses readers in the stories of four Ugandan women – focusing on their abduction and life with the Lord's Resistance Army. What challenges do they face today?

Art Beyond Borders

"Art Beyond Borders" is a participatory graphic novel, and 360 video, reporting the challenges faced by children in the under-developed Central African Republic.