About the Photographer

Mark C. Christianson has enjoyed photography ever since he grew up in southwestern Minnesota. While in middle school his grandmother lent him an SLR she no longer used, and he’s been looking at the world through camera lenses ever since, especially when traveling.

A graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Mark currently resides in Minneapolis.

The Photography

Mark's aim in photography is to explore the world around us, and to use it as a way to see past the ignorable ordinary into the beautiful and intriguing. He is often interested in finding a different angle, a notable detail, texture, or shape; to focus in on some part of an object or scene. In addition, he is often fascinated with light and color, both bold and lively color and subdued and subtle shades.


Prints of many of the photographs are available from the photographer. Information can be found at the above. If you are interested in ordering a print or have other inquiries, please contact Mark Christianson through the .


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Minnesota State Fair 2016 Fine Arts Exhibition

exhibit participant

August 25 – September 5, 2016

Remick Gallery

September – November 2013

Cottonwood County Historical Society, Windom, MN

Minnesota State Fair 2013 Fine Arts Exhibition

exhibit participant

August 22 – September 2, 2013

Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights, MN

Minnesota State Fair 2012 Fine Arts Exhibition

exhibit participant

August 23 – September 3, 2012

Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Falcon Heights, MN

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

October – December 2011

St. Paul, MN

Culture and Agriculture 2011

exhibit participant

July 11 – September 2, 2011

New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI