Mark Tedeschi is a well known and passionate Australian photographer. He has had 14 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 20 joint exhibitions in Australia, Italy, France and the USA. His images are included in the collections of the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Library in Canberra, the Museum of Sydney, the Justice and Police Museum, the State Library of NSW (which has over 170 of his images), the Centre for Fine Art Photography in Colorado USA, and many private collections. His images have been published extensively in books and journals. Mark has won numerous photographic awards and prizes in Australia, North America and Europe. He has been a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (3 times), the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, the “Head On” Photographic Portrait Prize at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney (twice), and the Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Mark has been a judge of photographic competitions on many occasions, including the NSW Parliamentary Photographic Prize. He frequently lectures on photography to camera clubs, the Art Gallery Society and community groups. Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Art School in Sydney. He was an artist-in-residence at Sydney Grammar School in 2009. He has been awarded the Italian national honour of Cavaliere della Repubblica for his services to photography and the law.
In August 2012, Mark Tedeschi’s book “Eugenia: a true story of adversity, tragedy, crime and courage” was published by Simon and Schuster Australia. The book has been very well received and a second edition is to be published in May 2013. The book has recently been published in the UK.
On Australia Day 2013, Mark Tedeschi was awarded an order of Australia (AM) for services as a prosecutor and to photography.