Marcel Top is a 23 years old 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.
2021: Longlisted Jerwood/Photoworks Grant
2021: "A Question of When" Groupshow at Fourcorners Gallery.
2021: Graduate Open CallVirtual Exhibition XLVI
2021: Escape in Sonder Magazine
2021: Inferences Runner up for Gsyphotofest Student Competition
2021: Sara Hodges in NOIA NOIA Magazine
2021: Sara Hodges aquired by the UAL art collection
2021: Pattern Recognition Colloquium at Northeastern University
2021: Atra Documentary broadcasted on Belgian National tv (VRT)
2021: "There will be better days" published in Encourage by CANON France
2021: Public Enquiry LCC Postgrad Show
2021: Artist in the spotlight Arte Laguna
2021: Finalist Signature Art Prize
2021: Yanjiao Biennial :Digital Virtual Technology and Private Sphere Vol.02
2020: Online exhibition AIA Gallery
2020: Judges' Choice AI Art competition 2020
2020: Inferences published in King House gallery catalogue
2020: CoLab Techart Fellowship
2020: Picture shown at Sciences Po
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 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 All at once visual storytelling workshop with VII Photo Agency
2017 Magnum Workshop, Brussels (during BSPF) - 4 days workshop