Mark R. Cristino
Mark Cristino is a Filipino photographer who was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and came back to the Philippines to finish high school and college with a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. He started taking interest in photography after fracturing his ankle from a soccer match and later quit his work at a market research company after five years to focus on photography in 2012. He started out as a freelancer for different online news outlets and local websites shooting mostly sports.
Mark joined several photography workshops and went back to school to finish a Diploma in Photojournalism at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. He started shooting more breaking news and joined epa as a stringer in 2015 later becoming a full-time staff photographer in 2016.
Currently, Mark is based in Beijing, China, and has covered breaking news, sports, politics, entertainment and social issues with his works published in various international publications.