Mark Havens was born in Camden, New Jersey and currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His photography has been exhibited internationally and is held in collections both private and public such as The George Eastman Museum and The Library of Congress. Features on his work have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, The Paris Review, The Daily Mail, Interview Magazine and many other publications. 

His first major monograph, entitled Out of Season, was recently published by Booth-Clibborn Editions. The book is a chronicle of his decade-long project on the rapidly vanishing motels of Wildwood, New Jersey and has been the subject of more than 70 features worldwide. The New York Times described the work as “a decade-long elegy” and Wallpaper Magazine declared it “a revolutionary architectural diary”. 


The Museum of Modern Art: Furnace Artist Book Collection   New York, NY

The George Eastman House International Museum of Photography   Rochester, NY

Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art   Paris, France

The University of Hong Kong Museum of Art   Hong Kong, China

Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor  Santander, Spain

The Library of Congress   Washington, DC

The New York Public Library   New York, NY

The Philadelphia Free Library   Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Athenaeum   Philadelphia, PA 


Gravy Gallery (with Billy Kress)   Philadelphia, PA  2018
Curator: Emma Stern  

Moonlight Mile (Solo)   Brooklyn, NY   2015
Curator: John Levitties   

Crane Arts (Solo)   Philadelphia, PA   2014
Curator: Mat Tomezsko  

Continental Gallery (Solo)   Austin, TX   2013
Curator: Steve Wertheimer  

Gravy Gallery (Solo)   Philadelphia, PA   2012
Curator: Katie Tackman  

Slingluff Gallery (Solo)   Philadelphia, PA   2011
Curator: Jonathan Slingluff  

Jagr Projects (Solo)   Philadelphia, PA   2011
Curators: John Levitties & Michael Gruber

Artspace Liberti (with Seth Shimkonis)  Philadelphia, PA   2010
Curator: Rob Matthews    


Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor  Santander, Spain   2018
Curator: Andrea Juan   

Moonlight Mile   Brooklyn, NY   2018
Curator: Garry Embry   

Gravy Gallery   Philadelphia, PA   2018
Curator: Albert Yee 

Satellite Art Fair   Miami, FL   2017
Curator: Krista Sakalaris 

Gallery 1401 – The University of the Arts,  Philadelphia, PA   2017
(2017 Photo Review International Competition Winners)
Curator: Yancey Richardson

Stockbridge Fine Art  Philadelphia, PA   2017
Curator: Jeffrey Stockbridge 

Treat Gallery   New York, NY   2016
Curator: Sherri Littlefield 

Galerie Metanoia   Paris, France   2015
Curator: Marc Higonnet 

The Tokyo Art Book Fair   Tokyo, Japan   2015
Curator: Hiroshi Eguchi 

Filter Space   Chicago, IL   2015      
Curator: Debra Klomp Ching   

LACDA: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art   Los Angeles, CA   2015
Curator: Rex Bruce

James Oliver Gallery   Philadelphia, PA   2015
Curators: James Oliver & Aubrey Loftus   

The Griffin Museum of Photography   Winchester, MA   2015
Curator: Paula Tognarelli   

Gravy Gallery   Philadelphia, PA   2015
Curator: Katie Tackman   

Second International Biennial of Contemporary Art   Buenos Aires, Argentina   2014
Curator: Maria Elena Beneito  

Johalla Projects   Chicago, IL   2013
Curator: James Pepper Kelly  

Candela Gallery   Richmond, VA   2013
Curator: Gordon Stettinius  

The Center for Fine Art Photography   Fort Collins, CO   2013
Curator: Charles Guice  

Champions of Empty Rooms Pop-Up Gallery   Philadelphia, PA  2013
Curator: Jessica Clark     

Black Box Gallery   Portland, OR  2012
Curator: Katherine Ware  

Studio Christensen   Philadelphia, PA   2012
Curator: Rick DeCoyte    

Sasha Wolf/Michael Foley Gallery   New York, NY   2011
Curator: Sasha Wolf & Michael Foley   

Samson Gallery   Boston, MA   2011
Curator: Gabriel Martinez    

Brooklyn Art Library   Brooklyn, NY   2011
Curator: Shane Zucker  

ArtSpace Gallery   Richmond, VA   2011
Curator: Santa Sergio De Haven  

AxD Gallery   Philadelphia, PA   2011
Curator: Crystal Usoro  

Part Time Studios   Philadelphia, PA   2010
Curator: Seth Shimkonis    

Daniel Cooney Fine Art   New York, NY   2009
Curator: Daniel Cooney


Out of Season  (Monograph)   2016
Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions/Abrams Books  
ISBN-10: 1861543786
ISBN-13: 978-1861543783 

Color: The Revolution   2012
Editor: Todd Johnson
Publisher: Black Box Gallery


Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA

"Mark Havens: Out of Season"
Modern Richmond Design Week
Richmond, VA

"Out of the Shadows"
The William A. Kern Conference on Visual Communication
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

"American Assemblies"
Gravy Gallery
Philadelphia, PA

"The Photography of Mark Havens"
The University Gallery at Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

"Not What I Pictured: Mark Havens on Out of Season"
The Center for Architecture & Design
Philadelphia, PA
Sponsored by The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

"DOCOMOMO Modern Conversations Series: Mark Havens"
The Knoll Showroom
New York, NY
Sponsored by DOCOMOMO & Knoll

"Snap Happy: Digital Technology, Social Media and Their Effect on Photography"
A live remote panel discussion about the future of fine art photography.
Philadelphia, PA
Moderator: Jessica Clark
Sponsored by Manifesto-Ish


The Sundance Institute   New York, NY   2016
Curator: Mat Tomezsko 

The Biddle Building   Philadelphia, PA   2015
Curator: Tim Evans 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts   Philadelphia, PA   2014
Curator: Will Nathanson   

Commerce Square   Philadelphia, PA   2014
Curator: Ryan McManus


Coon, Joshua, "Out of Season with Photographer Mark Havens" (Interview), Kodak.com, 11.7.18

Miller, Abigail, “Stunning Images of the Doo-Wop Era", The Daily Mail, 9.17.17 

O’Mahony, Claire, “The Great American Roadside Motel”, Lonely Planet, 7.14.17 

Attanasio, Joseph, “Mid-Century Modern Motels”, Airows, 3.7.17 

Kale, Neha, “Saving New Jersey's Lost Motels”, VICE Australia, 1.27.17

Menikou, Alexia, “Moteles, Las Vacaciones Del Ayer”, El Pais (Spain), 12.12.16

Polzer, Lydia, “Motels im Winterschlaf”, Airberlin Magazine (Germany), 12.1.16

Panés, Maximo, “Out of Season becomes a Book”, Dodho Magazine (Spain), 10.25.16

Pascual, Ivy, “Into The Wild”, DuJour Magazine, 10.13.16

Jackson, Vincent, “Wildwood Motels”, The Press of Atlantic City, 10.8.16

Dijkstra, Jorrit, “Out of Season”, Silvershotz (Australia), 9.6.16

Kail, Ellyn, “The Irresistable Time-Warp Motels of Wildwood”, Feature Shoot, 9.13.16

Rizzacasa D’orsogna, Costanza, “Motel Sogno Di Un Altra America“, Corriere Della Sera (Italy), 9.11.16

Schonauer, David, “Atomic-Age Motels of the Jersey Shore”, American Photography, 9.7.16

Phillips, Meghan, “The Jersey Shore’s Vanishing Architecture”, The Daily Beast, 9.3.16

Crowley, Alex, “Review: Out of Season”, Publisher’s Weekly, 9.1.16

Edwards, Valerie, "Motels from a Bygone Era", iEYE News (Cayman Islands), 8.30.16

Heller, Billy, “This Week’s Must-Read Books”, The New York Post, 8.28.16

Edwards, Valerie, “Pure Americana”, The Daily Mail, 8.27.16

Hester, Jessica Lee, “The Lonely Grandeur of Beachfront Motels”, CityLab, 8.26.16

Romano, Andrea, “I Motel Di Wildwood, Sempre Uguali”, Il Post (Italy), 8.23.16

Billings, Megan, Interview: “Mark Havens” (Podcast), Monocle (UK), 8.23.16

Epstein, Emily Ann, “Mesmerizing Motels of the Atomic Age”, The Atlantic, 8.21.16

Bower, Ric, “Out of Season”, CCQ Magazine, Vol.1, Issue 10, 8.16.16

Zuccaro, Alexandra, “A Glimpse into Wildwood’s Vanishing Architecture”, Modern Magazine, 8.9.16

Ivie, Devon, “Coffee Table Curator”, Interview Magazine, 8.4.16

Kilani, Jaclyn, “The Vanishing Motels of the Wildwoods”, Modernica, 8.1.16

Nebbs, Adam, “The Weird & Wonderful Motels of The Wildwoods”, South China Morning Post (China), 7.28.16

Romero, Melissa, “The Lost Mid-Century Motels of Wildwood”, Curbed, 7.26.16

McCarthy, Fionnuala, “The Abandoned Motels of New Jersey”, Lonely Planet (UK), 7.15.16

Burgess, Anika, “New Jersey’s Deserted Mid-Century Motels, by Night”, Atlas Obscura, 7.8.16

Zhukova, Dasha, “Mark Havens’ Vanishing Architecture”, Garage Magazine (Russia), 6.29.16

Munoz, Fran, “Recuerdo de Vacaciones”, Architectural Digest (Spain), 6.28.16

Howarth, Dan, “Frozen In Time”, Dezeen (UK), 6.25.16

Brito, Gustavo, “Mark Havens”, Paris-Sete (Portugal), 6.25.16

Jones, Jonathan, “Trouble In Paradise”, The Guardian (UK), 6.22.16

Dimitrova, Atina, Interview: “Nighttime Neon – The Photographer Capturing America’s Vanishing

Motels”, Hero Magazine (UK), 6.21.16

Burman, Sujata, “Motel Life: A Cinematic Exploration of Wildwood’s Mid-Century Masterpieces”,

Wallpaper Magazine (UK), 6.16.16

Seymour, Tom, “The Vanishing Architecture of Wildwood”, The British Journal of Photography, 4.26.16

Mishra, Nishant, Interview: “The Photography of Mark Havens”, PhotoArtMag (India), 1.12.16

Anderson, Phil, “Out of Season”, Of The Afternoon Magazine (UK), 1.11.16

Hrischeva, Julie, “Lost Leisure”, Aesthetica Magazine Issue 67 (UK), 10.1.15

Grieder, Katharina, Five-Part Series: “Foto-Tableau von Mark Havens”, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

(Switzerland), 11.23–27.15

Bathe, Sam, “Mark Havens Shoots The Deserted”, Fan The Fire: The London List Magazine (UK) 11.4.15

Cummer, Wilson, “Mark Havens”, New Landscape Photography, 10.19.15

Sommer, Jack, “Haunting Images of the Jersey Shore”, Business Insider Australia (Australia), 9.30.15

Sommer, Jack, “Disappearing Motels on the Jersey Shore”, Business Insider, 9.29.15

Panés, Maximo, “Out of Season By Mark Havens”, Dodho Magazine (Spain), 9.25.15

Richardson, Philip, “On the Jersey Shore, Las Vegas Meets Coney Island”, LENS: The New York Times

Photography Blog, 8.28.15

Fillmore, Steve, “Setting Summers at the Shore”, East Falls Local, 9.7.15

Halsted, Bjorn, “Out of Season”, Somewhere Magazine (Sweden), 8.31.15

Richardson, Philip, “Celebrating Kitschy Motels”, The International New York Times – 8.31.15

Flack, Derek, “The Motel’s Last Stand”, Motel Register, 8.25.15

Baroni, Oliver, “Wenn im Motel die Gäste Ausbleiben”, Watson.ch (Switzerland), 8.15.15

Go, Mark, Interview: “Examining Mark Havens’ Out of Season”, Resource Magazine, 8.10.15

Newhall, Edith, “For Galleries, It’s The Season To Indulge” , The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8.10.15

Piepenbring, Dan, “Disappearing Doo-Wop, and Other News”, The Paris Review, 8.5.15

Kress, Noreen, “Pivotal: Photography at James Oliver Gallery” , Artblog, 8.3.15

Goldberg, Debbie, “Classic Shore Motels”, Philadelphia University Today, 7.29.15

Batista, Frederico, Interview: “Depois do Verão, Wildwood Fica Sozinha” , Publico (Portugal), 7.28.15

Horan, Betsy, “Summer Stills”, The New York Times Sunday Edition, 7.26.15

Horan, Betsy, “Viewfinder: Mark Havens”, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, 7.23.15

Santucci, Mauro, “Un Fuori Stagione Architettonico con Le Foto di Mark Havens”, Tiragraffi (Italy), 7.14.15

Guerra, Ana, “Mark Havens: It’s Not a Set”, La Monda (Spain), 7.10.15

Casper, Jim, “Out of Season”, Lensculture, 7.8.15

Perloff, Stephen, “Review: Pivotal at James Oliver Gallery” , The Photo Review, 7.1.15

Tomezsko, Mat “InLiquid Presents Mark Havens”, Cranearts.com, 7.14.14

Newton, Karen, “Welcome Exposure”, Styleweekly, 7.16.13

 Ritchie, Amy, “Peaking at UnBound”, Richmond Arts Review, 7.13.13

Barkey, Douglas, “Summer Announces Itself” Fotonotes, 7.11.13

Weymouth, Monica, “The Good Fight ”, The Philadelphia Metro, 11.12.12

Clark, Jessica Anne, “Monster Factory ”, Read The Things, 11.5.12

Philadelphia City Paper, “Mark Havens”, 9.28.12

Newhall, Edith, “Pale Photographs ”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8.21.11

Truth, Kimberly, “Ten Photos”, BuzzFeed.com, 8.21.11

Clark, Jessica Anne, “So This is Goodbye”, Title Magazine, 8.17.11

Palan, Erica, “So This Is Goodbye: Photos On Wood ”, Philadelphia Weekly, 8.1.11

McQuaid, Cate, “Chain Letter at Samson”, Boston.com, 7.28.11

Hagan, Debbie, “Chain Letter”, Artnewengland.com, 7.20.11

Cochran, Ryan, “Displacement”, Jalopy Journal, 6.17.11

Wilding, Judith, “Displacement – New Work by Mark Havens”, Delicious Industries, 6.13.11

Petoskey, Harlo, “The Art of Mark Havens”, The Chicane, 5.25.11

Newhall, Edith, “Up Close at Jagr ”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 5.5.11

Perloff, Stephen, “The Photo Review Newsletter”, 5.1.11

Fischer, David, “Displacement: New Works by Mark Havens”, Curated.com/Highsnobiety.com, 4.20.11

 Kantor, Becca, “Inaugural Shows”,The Art Blog, 6.20.10

Palan, Erica, “Two New Collectives”, Philadelphia Weekly, 6.2.10

Huckabay, Carolyn, “First Friday Focus”, Philadelphia City Paper, 6.1.10

 Adams, Andy, “The Collection”, Flakphoto.com, 3.19.09