Mark Aitken

London, United Kingdom / Helsinki, Finland
Filmmaker, Photographer, Writer

Mark Aitken is an Artist and Academic working with film, photography, writing and radio. Collaborating with people to produce emotionally resonant works, Mark’s research is currently based on themes of memory, landscape, postcolonialism and ecocritical practice. He is an associate member of TSOEG – Temporal School of Experimental Geography.


Mark offers a body of award winning work spanning over 20 years that is unified yet diverse and at home in cinemas, television, galleries, installations, bookshops and on radio. Born in New Zealand and raised in South Africa, Mark has lived in London for many years and now works between there, Helsinki and Namibia.

Teaching since 1990, Mark currently lectures photography, film and scriptwriting at Central St Martins, London. He was awarded his doctorate, Emotional truths in documentary making from Goldsmiths in 2019. He is currently an affiliate fellow at the Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, Finland.