Mark Gong was born in Beijing and grew up in the US. He was brought over due to his poor performance in the rigid asian education system. Luckily for him, he discovered photography and the freedom it allowed. Much to his parents' dismay, his new found hobby meant skipping more classes and equally poor performance in school. It wasn't until he won his first big award and landing the prestigious photo internship at The Washington Post that they finally thought he might be onto to something. Two decades later, he is putting off growing up in favor of traveling and photography.
This path has taken many twist and turns, from photojournalism to fashion and advertising. Never at more than one place for too long, his work reflect his attitude on life. Don't get bored, keep moving forward, and never stop learning. Mark's images have appeared in Vogue, Elle, GQ, Numero, The New York Times, Washington Post and many others. He is the grand prize winner of the Surface Avant Guardian and an alumni of the Eddie Adams Workshop. When there is time, he can be found surfing, riding motorcycles and shooting personal work.
Clients include: Beats by Dre, Google, Porsche, L'Oreal, HSBC, Dove, Harley Davidson, Corona, Bausch+Lomb, Vogue China, Numero China, U+, Numero Homme, Elle Singapore, Harpers Bazaar Singapore, Style Singapore, GQ Singapore, Surface and many others.
Mark Gong 出生于北京, 无法适应亚洲严苛教育环境的他被带到美国接受教育,幸运的找到自己的兴趣所在——摄影。这份爱好给他带来了前所未有的自由创作体验。很快，他的父母开始意识到Mark在摄影方面的天赋和潜力,年纪轻轻的他在摄影比赛中屡屡获奖并顺利的脱颖而出,拿到在华盛顿邮报难得可贵的工作机会。二十年来, 他对摄影和旅行的爱好与日剧增, 背着相机行走世界的脚步从未停歇。
从新闻纪实摄影跨入时尚和商业广告摄影圈的路途当然不是一帆风顺。Mark从来不害怕改变, 相反他总是积极寻求改变, 冲破既有的成绩。他合作的客户包括各类世界500强企业和各大时尚杂志巨头。他是Surface先锋大奖获得者, 也是世界闻名的Eddie Adam创作会的一员。除去摄影, 他也是冲浪和摩托爱好者。
他合作过的客户包括: Beats by Dre节拍, Google谷歌, Porsche保时捷, L‘Oreal欧莱雅,HSBC汇丰银行, Dove多芬, Harley Davidson哈雷摩托, Corona科罗纳, Bausch+Lomb博士伦, Vogue中国, Numero中国, U+, Numero Homme, Elle新加坡, Harpers Bazaar新加坡, Style新加坡, GQ新加坡, Surface等等。