Mark W. Hoelscher is a photographer, photojournalist, & documentary filmmaker based in Washington, DC. His work focuses on portraiture, and telling important stories in subtle & beautiful ways. He is also a videographer/editor/colorist for The Brookings Institution.

Mark is currently available for editorial, commissions, and commercial work.

Mark's work has been featured in:

Mark has worked with:

  • The Kennedy Center

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Christopher K. Morgan & Artists

  • Dance Place

  • Pointless Theatre

  • We Happy Few Productions

  • Helanius J. Wilkins Contemporary Dance

  • Heart Stück Bernie

  • Blight Records

  • Interface Media Group

  • SKDKnickerbocker

  • Community Foodworks

  • and many more!

Mark's work has been exhibited in: 



"Mark was wonderful to work with-- his footage is beautiful...and editing excellent. He translated our long list of wishes into a coherent story.

Always friendly and understanding, Mark gets our highest recommendation! " 

-Hugo Mogollon, Director of Community Foodworks 


"poignant and beautifully-crafted visuals" 

-D.C. Music Download


"Ace portrait photog"

-Hometown Sounds




Instagram: @mwhphoto

Or, you can fill out a contact form and I'll get back to you as soon as possible! 

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Self portrait in my studio.

Self portrait in my studio.