Donovan Marks has been actively involved in photography for over 30 years. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism, he has completed several study courses in photography, including an associate’s degree in photo editing from the International Photo College, the Nikon School, Focus on Photojournalism with the White House News Photographers’ Association, semesters at the Washington School of Photography, the New York Institute of Photography and the Maine Photographic Workshop. He also completed courses in digital photography, digital image editing, Photoshop and digital workflow.
He worked for Washington National Cathedral for 18 years, most recently as Manager of Photo and Imaging. His duties include staff photographer and photo editor of Cathedral Age magazine and the organization’s website. On a daily basis he covered Cathedral events and managed the photo archives.
His images have appeared a number of national newspapers and magazines and several books. He has won several awards starting with honorable mention and second place in the 1982 and 1983 U.S. Air Force photo contests and in April 2002 first place for magazine photography in Cathedral Age awarded by the Associated Church Press (ACP). He received a prestigious DeRose-Hinkhouse award for his photo documentation of the consecration of the newly appointed Bishop of Washington, and the legacy of his predecessor. In 2006 he won another first place award for magazine photography from the ACP.
For three years he sat on the board of directors of the Washington, DC Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. He is also a member of the White House News Photographers’ Association and the National Press Photographers Association.
He is adjunct professor of photography at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.
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