Photographer Mark Collier entered the world of photography at age 10, when his mother, a Vermont school teacher, brought home a camera and darkroom kit in an effort to keep her chronically bored son occupied during Barre Town Elementary School’s long summer vacation. After spending the next two and a half months photographing everything in sight, Mark realized he had found his calling, and began to pursue photography in earnest. After graduating from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt., Mark studied photography and art at Johnson State College before enrolling in the adult degree program at Vermont College of Norwich University. His work was first published in the Washington World and Hardwick Gazette. From there he moved on to the Burlington Free Press and the Times Argus, later transitioning from photojournalism to commercial photography and digital image editing. His clientele included Sloan Marketing, Jager, DiPalo, Kemp Design, Burch and Company, as well as freelancing for about six years. In 2011, Mark returned to the Times Argus and his roots as a photojournalist. In 2013 Mark made to move to Norwich University, becoming the University’s staff photographer. Mark is widely published, his photographs having appeared in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The Dallas Morning News,, CNN, The Times Argus, The Albany Times Union, Ski Racing Magazine, The St. Johns Telegraph Journal,, The Post Standard, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The Burlington Free Press, The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, The Bangor Daily News, The Caledonian Record, The Hardwick Gazette, The Syracuse Post Standard, The Springfield News-Sun, The New York Times Magazine, The L.A. Morning News, Architectuaral Digest, Elle Decore, Dwell, Southern Accents, The Boston Globe Magazine, In Style, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, US Airways Magazine, The Gurdian, Democracy NOW!, The Dallas Morning News, USA today, The San Jose Mercury News, India Today, and many, many others.