Mark Best

Mark Best – Publicist

PR professional specialising in Photography and Art books with a large international contacts book covering arts and culture.


I am a freelance PR professional working across arts and culture. Having worked for one of the largest art book publishers as their International PR Manager I have a large contacts book of journalists across various sectors. Based in the UK, I travelled to various territories looking after the PR for about 80 new books each year, and a reprint list of nearly 150 each year, ranging in price from £8.99 up to the most expensive book which was 480,000 Euros.
Now I look after more than just books and am working with galleries, photographers, artists, and publishers on various projects, be they personal ones or professional ones.
Currently I'm working with a well-known photographer on his new book and exhibition, and also with a pair of artists who are using augmented reality to push the boundaries of their art.
Antiques & Collectibles Architecture Art Design Entertainment Home & Garden Photography Travel
Comics & Graphic Novels

Work experience


Apr, 2016 — Present


Aug, 2011 — Dec, 2015 (over 4 years)

Looking after all publications across the EMEA and APAC territories.


Grand tour: Weekend wonders across Europe.. Through ancient wonders, world....
Wolfgang Tillmans. Neue Welt

The photographer: Wolfgang Tillmans

From snapshots of his friends to abstract images made in a darkroom without a camera or works made with a photocopier, the author has pushed the photographic process to its outer limits in myriad ways. In this collection of photos, he offers a powerful and sin... read more
"You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending". 100 miles from the gambling town of Reno, in the wilderness of northern Nevada, lies a vast, hostile plain known as the Black Rock Desert. The region has been an empty and windswept dry... read more
Samuel Johnson famously said that: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." In this title, London's remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photograp... read more
Photographer Frederic Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in 14 former Soviet Republics which express....
The best of the biggest in three luscious dimensions. It'll knock both your eyes out! OK, imagine the best photos from the iconic first volume of the body parts series, "The Big Book of Breasts", in their original 30 by 30 cm size, but popping off the page in ... read more
Better smart than sorry: An odyssey of architectural adaptation with Bjarke Ingels After the global....
This is a new architecture for postwar Japan. Once there was a nation that went to war, but after they conquered a continent their own country was destroyed by atom bombs...then the victors imposed democracy on the vanquished. For a group of apprentice archite... read more
Praised by critics, championed by fellow film-makers, adored by actors and adorned with international awards, Pedro Almodovar is the most successful Spanish film-maker since Luis Bunuel, with films such as "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown", "Talk to ... read more
Marilyn Monroe

Norman Mailer

Marilyn Monroe Pairs the author's original text with photographs from the legendary "Last Sitting" - widely considered the most intimate photographs of Marilyn Monroe ever taken - to create a fitting tribute to the woman who, at the time of her death in 1962, ... read more

David Bailey

Time, space, and a telescope: Hubble s most magnificent images With investigations into everything f....
This beautiful over-sized book is truly a spell-binding celebration of Bond films, beginning with Dr. No (1962) and ending with Skyfall (2012) featuring archived photos, storyboards and production materials.
This is a collection of the photographic works of Sebastiao Salgado.....

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