Mark Isaac is an artist working in photography, video, and installation. His documentary work, accomplished in close collaboration with his wife, Gabriela Bulisova, focuses on diverse social issues, including the environmental health of our waterways, the impact of mass incarceration, and the importance of memory to identity. His fine art work focuses on our deep immersion in electronic media and our capacity for positive change in the contemporary moment. By revealing the difficulties we face in an extremely complex social and political environment, while nevertheless reveling in an ongoing sense of possibility, Isaac’s work reflects on some of the key challenges we face at the beginning of the 21st Century.

Isaac was awarded an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He also studied extensively at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Isaac was the recipient of a Fulbright grant in 2017-18 and worked in close collaboration with his wife on a documentary film and a still photography project in Southern Ukraine. He was also a semi-finalist for the Sondheim award and was named a promising local photographer by FotoDC. He is a member of the Atlantika Collective, a creative collective based in the mid-Atlantic region in the United States.

In 2018-19, Isaac’s wife, Gabriela Bulisova, has been named a Fulbright Scholar in Siberia. The two will be collaborating on a project focused on the impact of climate change on Lake Baikal. They are currently based in Irkutsk, Russia.