Marcel Top is a young London based Belgian photographer.
Alongside his traditional use of photography, Top also explores the limits and boundaries of the medium through his practice. In other words, he applies his documentary practice to his experimental work.
Top has always been fascinated by the power of technology, by the ambiguity of its double-faced nature. Breach of privacy, mass surveillance, and the collection of personal data are between Top’s recurring topics.
Throughout the last year, the photographer rethought his practice to capture that part of technology he could not frame with a camera. By doing this, he was able to address his worries related to a future dominated by technology.
Research represents a fundamental part of Top’s creative process; while creating, the artist constantly rethinks and readapts the original idea to the outcomes of his research. By doing this, he creates a space for the evolution and growth of his own work.
2020: CoLab Techart Fellowship
2020: Picture selected for Prix de la Photographie Politique
2020: Shortlisted Student Lumen Art Prize
2020: Eddy Adams workshop 2020
2020: Source Magazine Graduation issue
2020: UAL - postgrad community. Open walls online exhibition
2020: Canon Student development program at Visa pour L'image
2019: MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC (UAL)
2019: Ian Parry Scholarship Portfolio Review
2019: Honourable mention IPA
2019: Photo 1 Magazine exhibition at the American University in Cairo
2019: SOFAM price for a graduation project
2019: Graduated at Narafi Luca School of Arts with a BA Photography
2019: Canon student development program at visa pour l’image
2019: Head Photo Editor at Reporters
2019: 2-month internship at Reporters
2018: DMJX Photo 1 course (Erasmus)
2018: Nominee Breda Photo 2018 with the project: The Eye of Providence
2018: Wet Colaudium Photography workshop with Luca School of Arts
2018 All at once visual storytelling workshop with VII Photo Agency
2018 Fashion Photography workshop with Luca School of Arts Narafi
2017 Magnum Workshop, Brussels (during BSPF) - 4 days workshop
2017 Reportage Week in Lille with Luca School of Arts Narafi