I was born in Thunder Bay – a remote city in northwestern Ontario in the heart of the Canadian Shield. I left when I was 16, but the place has left a lasting impression on how I see the world and how I translate that vision into photography. I now live in Ottawa, Canada.

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e-mail: mark@luxetveritas.ca
telephone: 1.613.277.6777 

My work was chosen for an exhibition hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario entitled "Identity. Art Inspired by the Great Lakes." It opened in June 2015.

Watch West, a video montage of photographs of the American west.

Read my short essay "Life as a Photographer".

Watch a video about my book Houses of Worship.

My book Sweet Seas. Portraits of the Great Lakes was published in 2012. Canadian Geographic called "a remarkable study ... a visual tour of the delicate beauty and intense history of exploitation" around the Great Lakes. shelflifemag.com said "Mark Schacter was blessed with a perceptive eye ... that captures the Great Lakes in so many ways." Watch a video preview.

My book Roads was published in 2010. Reviewers said: 

"Captures a country that forgot to look at the camera. An honest glimpse of a nation in repose." (Globe and Mail)

“Compelling work.” (Ottawa Citizen)

"A stunning book of photographs." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

“Stunning”. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

"Schacter's written observations are as engaging as his often-dramatic images." (Montreal Gazette)

"Schacter's atmospheric photography is crisp”. (Canadian Geographic)

"Striking . . . Schacter's travels across Canada reveal how roads, from highways to local streets, have become the avenue to the vast and natural landscape of Canada." (Ottawa Life)

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about Mark Schacter

I was born in Thunder Bay – a remote city in northwestern Ontario in the heart of the Canadian Shield. I left when I was 16, but the place has left a lasting impression on how I see the world and how I translate that vision into photography. I now live in Ottawa, Canada.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Instagram

e-mail: mark@luxetveritas.ca
telephone: 1.613.277.6777 

My work was chosen for an exhibition hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario entitled "Identity. Art Inspired by the Great Lakes." It opened in June 2015.

Watch West, a video montage of photographs of the American west.

Read my short essay "Life as a Photographer".

Watch a video about my book Houses of Worship.

My book Sweet Seas. Portraits of the Great Lakes was published in 2012. Canadian Geographic called "a remarkable study ... a visual tour of the delicate beauty and intense history of exploitation" around the Great Lakes. shelflifemag.com said "Mark Schacter was blessed with a perceptive eye ... that captures the Great Lakes in so many ways." Watch a video preview.

My book Roads was published in 2010. Reviewers said: 

"Captures a country that forgot to look at the camera. An honest glimpse of a nation in repose." (Globe and Mail)

“Compelling work.” (Ottawa Citizen)

"A stunning book of photographs." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

“Stunning”. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

"Schacter's written observations are as engaging as his often-dramatic images." (Montreal Gazette)

"Schacter's atmospheric photography is crisp”. (Canadian Geographic)

"Striking . . . Schacter's travels across Canada reveal how roads, from highways to local streets, have become the avenue to the vast and natural landscape of Canada." (Ottawa Life)