Mark Neville is an English artist, working at the intersection of art and documentary, investigating the social function of photography. His work consistently looks to subvert the traditional role of social documentary practice, seeking to find authentic ways of empowering the position of its subject over that of the author. Neville often works with closely knit communities, in a collaborative process intended to be of direct, practical benefit to the subject. His photographic projects to date, such as Deeds not Words, Fancy Pictures and the Port Glasgow Book Project have frequently made the towns he portrays the primary audience for the work. His lens based projects have been actualised in many forms; still photography, non-commercially available giveaway books and slow motion film.