Mark D. Young, an accredited member of several professional photographic associations worldwide, has been involved in the photographic, journalism and multi-media industries for more than 40 years.
He assisted the South African photo trade in 1997 to successfully negotiate the reduction of the then punitive equipment duties with government. Mark has extensive experience of freelance work both locally and overseas and retains a wide network of international clients and colleagues. He has edited several photographic magazines and worked on many daily newspapers as a stringer during the 1980s. Mark works as an investigative journalism consultant for several publications. He has a specific interest in aviation safety and is a published author of several works in this genre. SAA Accidents and Incidents 1934-1987 – A Firm Resolve is of particular note. Mark is a former PICA Journalist of the Year winner and is active on a daily basis with photographic, video and live-streaming work in addition to his duties as the senior tutor and course director at the KZN Photo Academy. All this has been achieved without social media!