“Award of Excellence” by the Associated Church Press


I just recently discovered that one of my photographs that I captured during my time at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis was entered in the “Best of Church Press” Awards for 2016. Back in April of 2016 the winners were announced and I received the honor of Award of Excellence in the category of “PHOTOGRAPHY: Photo Spread w/Article or Cutline: Magazine/Journal” for one of my photographs that appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Concordia Seminary Magazine Summer 2015 edition, accompanied with Michelle Meier, designer and Jayna Rollings, art director. The caption on the photos says: “First Look… As people gather […]

Four New Images Added to Shop in Prep for GFA Opening


In preparation for my upcoming gallery opening this Friday, I added (4) new images to my online store. Check them out and let me know which is your favorite! “The Divide” – http://bit.ly/1URpHQt “The Thicket” – http://bit.ly/221hsTU “The Passage” – http://bit.ly/21kqQzL “Grand Center” – http://bit.ly/1p6JG17 Also don’t forget to come by the Governor French Academy in Belleville from 6 to 8 pm and see some of my recent work, along with select pieces from my North Dakota days. For more details, see here: http://bit.ly/1Y0Zu1x

Full Color Circle


In 2006 after 8 years of building my photographic portfolio by logging countless miles in the back country of southeastern North Dakota…and then returning to St.Louis, I presented much of my black & white work in my first gallery show at Governor French Academy in Belleville, Il. I am so happy to say that, now 10 years later, I will be presenting some of my photographic color work back in Belleville where it all began. That’s right! On March 7th my photographic work will again be on display at the gallery at Governor French Academy. The Opening Night will be […]

Shooting Life in Motion


Quite alot has happened since my last blog entry here. There have been job changes and a major move back into St.Louis, Missouri. However, what has remained constant has been my work and love of shooting and capturing the moments and places in life where I find beauty. Among those changes was accepting a position at Concordia Seminary in St.Louis as a Web Developer and Photographer. This has granted me a wonderful opportunity to see everyday the very place that inspired my love of architecture in high school, which is where I first picked up a camera. What many of […]

New Website, New Work, and New Prints Starting at $20!


After the success of having the “Moon Over St.Louis” in St.Louis’ prestigious Sheldon Art Gallery from August thru September, I have redesigned my website to gear up for 2015. I have also released some recent and long overdue work in my online Shop. Also, all photographic prints in my online Shop will be available starting at $20 for a limited time. I invite you to check it out, be social, and tell me what ya think! Post by Photography of Mark Polege.

“Moon Over St.Louis” at the Sheldon Art Galleries


On April 2nd I received an email from the Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries in St.Louis, MO.: “It is with great pleasure that I inform you that your entry, “Moon Over St.Louis,” is one of the 100 images that has been accepted into the upcoming exhibition and book project, St. Louis at 250, the Sheldon Art Galleries/St. Louis Beacon citywide photo contest!” I am deeply honored and excited as I have rarely submit my photography to photo contests outside of strictly web-based contests such as those at ViewBug.com, however it is something I plan on changing in the future. […]

Check My New Shop & 20% Off!


It is now official, I have opened my online gallery Shop after deciding it was long over due last December. In some ways this has been a project that began a few months ago, but more so it has been a goal set in motion 16 years ago when I first began photographing the places I discovered in North Dakota. I wanted to celebrate my birthday in 2014 by opening my new Gallery Shop on that day, and by selecting and offering 24 of my most popular photographs I have captured and collected over the past 16 years. Since before […]

Ringing in 2014 With New Plans & New e-Store!


Though the last quarter of 2013 has brought about a change in my employment, from the Edwardsville Intelligencer newspaper to the downtown St.Louis ad agency of Response Targeted Marketing as a web designer, my very active effort to build my photographic portfolio has only increased. I have recently begun a large photographic project on St.Louis architecture, which I will announce in greater detail some time in the future. However, some recent work you may have seen is my piece called “City Stream” which was featured on the cover of Straight-Up Magazine’s December 2013 issue, along with a write-up about me […]

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