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Ironstring founder Mark Johnson began his journalism career writing and shooting photos for VeloNews and AMC Outdoors in the late 1980s.

Represented by the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Mark writes and shoot for organizations from Pearl Izumi to Microsoft, The Wall Street Journal to The Washington Post.

Mark's books include Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life, about a year with the Garmin pro cycling team, and and 2016's Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sport

Winter Storm, Anza Borrego State ParkMark has an MA and PhD in English literature from Boston University and a BA in English from UC San Diego. He studied Spanish at the University of Seville and French at the University of Grenoble. A category two road cyclist, Mark has bicycled across the United States twice. Both times involved a lot of camping gear hanging off the bike, but those trips were easier than the time Mark did an Ironman triathlon at Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire.

Besides writing and photography, Mark loves to surf. His favorite surf spot? This photo shows why it's Jefferys Bay, South Africa.

Ironstring's work has been awarded by the Society of Professional Journalists, the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Society for Technical Communication.

We are member of AIPS (Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive), NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association), and ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers).

Our offices are in Del Mar, California and we take assignments worldwide. We would be delighted to hear about your writing and photo needs, so give us a call: 858.876.7041.

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