Mark Kelly Photography

Mark Kelly is an award-winning photographer based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. He received a Kodak Instamatic 110 camera on his 8th birthday and has not stopped clicking since. His passion for photography has led him around the world to photograph inspiring people, places and landscapes. Mark has taught other photography lovers for almost 20 years through workshops, multi-day courses and photo-walks. He offers workshops locally and internationally, and he hosts an annual photography residency in Namaqualand, South Africa. Mark’s counselling master’s thesis utilized photography in the personal change process and during that time, he discovered the importance of photography for social change. Since then Mark has worked individually and with other photographers to create work that encourages viewers to consider social needs at home and globally. In 2017, Mark published the book Beyond Mile Zero: The Vanishing Alaska Highway Lodge Community (Harbour Publishing) with writer Lily Gontard. They were awarded the 2018 Yukon Heritage Award for Innovation, Education and Community Engagement. The book was also awarded the 2018 silver medal in travel writing at the Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) and the 2018 Foreward Indies Book of the Year gold medal for travel. Mark’s work has also been published by notable media including The Canadian Press, CBC, EnRoute, the Globe and Mail, Geist, Maclean’s, PostMedia, Red Bull, Up Here Magazine, and Yukon North of Ordinary. In recent years Mark has found his way back to outdoor pursuits and adventure-based photography. He is the official photographer for the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra and shoots for other adventure races around the North. Mark was the co-host of the popular CBC podcast Northern Exposures and is the Executive Director of the Writing with Light Society which organizes the annual First Light Image Festival in Whitehorse. Mark’s current mainstay focuses on commercial, portrait and event photography Mark’s work can be found on his website, on Instagram @markkellyphotography, on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @fullycaffinated.
PO Box 31753
Y1A 6L3
Mark Kelly
(867) 334-8183