Photo Essay Photographers

Dillon Marsh


  • Born in Cape Town, Africa (1981).
  • Received Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from University of Stellenbosch.
  • Drawn and remained passionate about photography during his course.
  • Had solo exhibitions in 2014, 2013 and 2011.
  • Had selected group exhibitions in 2008, 2010, 2011 (twice), 2012 (twice), 2013 (four times), 2014, and 2015.

Solo Exhibitions:

2014 – For What It’s Worth, Brundyn+, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 – Landmarks I, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 – Lay of the Land, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2015 – Africa/ Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
2014 – Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2013 – Present Tense, Next Future, Lisbon, Portugal and Paris, France
2013 – POPCAP’13,, Basel, Switzerland, Dublin, Ireland and Lagos, Nigeria
2013 – ExtraOrdinary, Noorderlicht, Drenthe, Netherlands
2013 – The Benediction of Shade, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 – Material / Representation, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 – Landscape Re-Orientation, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 – A Natural Selection: 1991 – 2011, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 – e-SCAPES, Workshop Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010 – Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town, South Africa
2008 – Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa


Assimilation 7 2010 (184 x 232cm)


References: Marsh, Dillion. Assimilation 7. 2010. 184 x 232cm photograph.

“Conversely, in the body of work Diamonds Aren’t Forever Marsh portrays abandoned farmhouses and decrepit mining towns of the Diamond Coast of South Africa and Namibia, capturing human made changes. In these images the impact on the life of communities is conveyed by focusing on abandoned buildings and scrapped cars, excluding all human trace. Following on the longstanding tradition of landscape photography the artist represents human beings symbolically through natural space or architecture, hence delivering a subtle narrative constructed from absence.” –Dillion Marsh, Assimilation 7 2010 (184 x 232cm).




Works Cited:

Marsh, DIlli. “Dillon Marsh.” – Assimilation 7. N.p., 2010. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.

Marsh, Dillion. “DILLON MARSH PHOTOGRAPHY.” DILLON MARSH PHOTOGRAPHY. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2016.




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