Mark Gilliland is a freelance photographer in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area for over 34 years and is a graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL. He is a contract photographer for The Chattanooga Times Free Press 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.
In addition, Mark is a stringer for the Associated Press and his work is also in the permanent collections of the Booth Western Museum in Cartersville, Georgia and at the Desert Cabelleros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona as well as private collections. 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.