My name is Marc De Tollenaere, I’m a freelance photographer, and I live in Venice. I like to hold the Photo Tours in Venice very much, because it gives me the opportunity to share with you the emotions that only this city can give! My work as a teacher of photography for the most famous brand of cameras, Leica, makes me proud. In fact, in 2014 I became a member of the very selective group of tutors of the Leica Akademie, and since then I am Leica Ambassador and Certified by Leica too.
Photography is my life, and before I became a professional, I studied with some of the greatest photographers of the international scene, master such as David Alan Harvey (Magnum Photos), Kent Kobersteen (Photo editor at National Geographic), Bob Sacha (photographer at Life, Fortune, National Geographic), and many others. After this, I published several books about Venice and its countryside, as well as on countless newspapers and magazines.
Starting from 2010, up to nowadays, I set many photo workshops, in Venice, of which I like to think I have a through knowledge, and is several others countries such as India, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Turkey and Iceland.
Among my exhibitions, I like to remember when I exposed “Veneto, so near, so far” at the Civic Museum of Bassano together with the great Douglas Kirkland.
I also exposed at the “28 mm street” in the Leica Gallery of Milan, together with works by Elliott Erwitt, Joel Meyerowitz, Craig Semetchko and Matt Stuart.
From 2007 on, I am testimonial of Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, and I teach photography at the Manfrotto School of Xcellence. I am presently carrying a long-term project concerning Venice and its inhabitants, attending to a Masterclass held by Magnum Photo’s President Alex Majoli, and Daria Birang.
In order to provide my Photo Walks with the best and most accurate organization, I obtained a regular license as Tour Leader in Venice (id Number 68299).