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Marco North is a photographer, filmmaker and author based in Moscow, Russia. Born in New York, and educated at SUNY Purchase, He studied with the likes of Jan Groover and began to develop a highly refined, personal approach to storytelling. North’s seamless juxtaposition and sequencing of intimate, classical images, sounds and writing are at the heart of a body of work that has been described as evocative and singular. His award-winning weekly blog Impressions of an Expat is followed by readers from over 130 countries.
Marco’s critically reviewed novel Samantha, was described as "Shockingly beautiful and quietly disturbing." He has taught and lectured at The Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, and NYU. In 1990, he was awarded a New York State Council of the Arts grant to produce a documentary film Grass Will Grow. Marco's prose and poetry have been presented at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater and La Mama, e.t.c., and have been published in Stray Dog, Re:Verse!: A Journal in Poetry, Red Wheelbarrow, The Black River Review, Poetry New York, On the Page, Colère, Lonesome Traveler, and The Raven Chronicles.
He is currently working on his second full-length book, Papa on the Moon.
“As a student of formalism, and a filmmaker, I am able to find a cinematic frame for the stories I tell, even if it the project is for radio. Creating a sense of distance and intimacy, of the epic and the miniature are a big part of my work. One of the most exciting elements in the construction of any project is working with this depth – deciding what is mammoth, and what is minuscule, what is inside and what is outside.”
"High speed and crackling with emotional intensity, Samantha is unforgettable."
- J.V. Morrissey
"Marco North's sharp eye and crystalline prose make Samantha a disturbing but gripping novel. A powerful work of fiction."
- Randolph Splitter