As a fine art photographer, Abouzeid applies the same empathic, provoking eye to MidEast Peace (My Enemy My Brother, 2002), Blues Musicians (A Year of Blues, 2010), Bedouin Tribes (Being Bedouin, 2008 – 2010),  Renaissance portraits reinterpreted (The New New World, 2012), Italian Racism & Integration (Non Sono Clandestino, 2012) Fashion & Performance Culture (Liquid Silk, 2013) and the North South Cultural Divide (Africa! 2013).

Abouzeid’s fine art collections have been or are currently exhibited in numerous museums including Palazzo Vecchio, Accademia della Crusca, Museu de Valencia d’Etnologia, Pitti Uomo, Bedouin Heritage Foundation and Museu Maritima, Barcelona.  For his work and humanitarian initiatives, Mark has received important recognition including that of the Italian National Association of Professional Photographers in 2008 and an Award for Peace by the Region of Puglia for the exhibit “My Enemy My Brother”.

Abouzeid is ranked among the top 50 on Google’s “Famous 21st Century Artists”

Solo Exhibits

The New New World Portraits

  • Palazzo Vecchio in collaboration with the Uffizi museum; Florence Italy | June 2012

Liquid Silk

  • Atelier Dieci Rosso for Pitti Uomo 2013; Florence, Italy | June 2013
  • Young of Galleria Tournabuoni; Florence, Italy | January 2013

Being Bedouin

  • Bedouin Aid Concert with the City of Florence; Florence, Italy | January 2011
  • Casa della Creatività; Florence, Italy | November 2010
  • National Geographic; London, UK | November 2009
  • The Darkroom Photography Academy; Florence Italy | April 2009

A Year of the Blues

  • Casa della Creatività; Florence, Italy | October 2010

My Enemy, My Brother

  • Region of Puglia; Andria, Italy | July 2007

 Collective Shows

EuroMed: Blood & Sacrifice

  • Museu de Valencia d’Etnologia, Valencia (Spain) | March 2015
  • Museu Maritima, Barcelona (Spain) | Winter 2016
  • EU Museum of the Seas, Marseille (France) | Permanent Collection

Senza di Noi

  • Florence Art Festival, Florence (Italy) | October 2012

Non Sono Clandestino

  • Fighting Racism through Culture, Florence (Italy) | June 2012

Awards & Recognition

  • Queer Film Festival, Short film finalist | 2014
  • International Photo Awards, Special Mention | 2014
  • Premiofotografico, Special Recognition | 2010
  • Premiofotografico, Finalist | 2009
  • Future of Photojournalism, 3rd place | 2009
  • Region of Puglia, Prize for Peace | 2007


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