Mark is an Ontario, Canada based photographer, and adventure athlete.
His story is as complex as it gets. In late 2008, he began his professional photography business, and has been working in the field ever since. He’s produced multiple exhibits showcasing his passion for capturing landscapes, and human adventure.
In 2012 he was diagnosed with a chronic digestive disease called Ulcerative Colitis. This setback has changed his life completely, but he finds relief by being active in nature. In particular, rock climbing. Now he uses his spare time to promote awareness for the disease.
In more recently years, Mark has picked up personal sponsorships for his climbing achievements. He’s reigned in his focus on producing new highball boulder problems, pushing his limits while sport climbing, and bringing the sport/lifestyle to the masses via his photography.
Peruzzo is a Brazilian image maker based between Brazil and Canada.
His work engages with themes of critical consciousness based on relationships to self, others, spirit and land; an Art of Connection: that which binds together both ancestral belonging to our own self-proclaimed futurisms; and through these stories, we not only remember, but we are re-made.
Currently pursuing a Masters in Social Dimensions of Health at the University of Victoria, his research employs mixed-media storytelling methodologies, Indigenous research methodologies and critical race theory to examine how place-based identities contribute to notions of wellbeing.
His relationship with the mountains started in 2012 when he began his work as a photographer in innumerous photo-climbing expeditions throughout Brazil. His work as a climbing-outdoors photographer and filmmaker focuses on the intimate relationships to Land and how they inform personal wellness and collective wellbeing.