Count Basie California Copyright © Mark Chester

Count Basie California Copyright © Mark Chester



Mark Chester documents humanity in black and white with well judged comic timing. His reportage runs the gamut: umpire school to Kingdom of Bhutan, House O' Weenies to the Capitol.

His work appears with his own travel articles and has been published by the New York Times, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Christian Science Monitor among other newspapers and special interest magazines. His 1987 traveling exhibition and catalogue Shanghai in Black and White commemorated San Franciscoʼs Sister City as part of a cultural exchange program displayed at the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Museum of Art; The Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC; and the San Francisco Main Library.

He's open to all kinds of assignments.


Mark Chester’s regular “Photographer’s Notes” column is published by GateHouse Media featured in the Falmouth Bulletin and syndicated on-line by Wicked Local.


Mark Chester was a regular columnist for the former Community Newspaper Company (GateHouse Media), contributing the column "In My Mind’s Eye" featured in the Falmouth Bulletin Opinion Pages.