Mark Gilliland has been a photographer for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL. He is currently a contract photographer to The Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, TN. where his assignments includes food, fashion, and portraits. Gilliland has also covered sporting events including the I AA Football Championship and the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament. He is also a stringer for the Associated Press and his work is represented by The Gallery in Red Bank, TN. Gilliland's work is also in the permanent collection in the Booth Western Museum in Cartersville, GA. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and internet sites that include USA Today, MSNBC, and Animal Planet. Gilliland has won awards from Nikon, the Associated Press, and the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association as well as local, regional, and magazine contests. His most recent awards include being a Merit Award winner in the 2010 Color Magazine Single Image and the 2012 B&W Single Image contest and for having images selected for the physical and online galleries, and also upcoming books from the RoHo Gallery in Cincinnati. 12 images of his Shadow Riders project were also part of a recent show at the Desert Cabelleros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona.