VIIMarcus has spent eight years covering the conflict in the democratic republic of Congo and the work was published in his book “One Hundred Years of Darkness”. His second book on DRC, “The Rape of a Nation” was released in 2008. In 2004 he was awarded Unicef Photographer of the year award, the 3P Photographer Grant and The Alexia Foundation Grant and was awarded the Open Society Institute Distribution 2005 for his work with human rights watch. In 2005 POYi named him Magazine Photographer of the year. In 2006 he was awarded the Olivier Rebbot award for best foreign reporting in the USA, he was also awarded a world press award for his work on street children in Congo. In 2007 he was awarded a grant with human right watch to continue his work on justice and accountability in DRC. Also in 2007 the Freedom of Expression Institute in Norway awarded him a grant. In 2009 he was awarded first place POYi for his work in Congo. In 2010 he received the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, The Hansel Meith Award and the Photo Book of the Year Award for POYi. Marcus is represented by VII Photo Agency and continues to cover those conflicts under reported and forgotten by today’s media.