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To get in touch or to schedule a studio visit, please reach out via email: marcleclef AT

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Marc Ohrem-Leclef was born in Dusseldorf, Germany.
After studying Communication Design at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany he relocated to New York City in 1998.

After shooting for commercial advertising clients for 15 years, Ohrem-Leclef renewed his focus on personal long term projects after 2012.
His visual arts practice centers on immersive portraits of communities—whether they are formed by bloodlines, social circumstance, or cultural movements.

Ohrem-Leclef’s work has been exhibited in Brazil, Germany, India, the UK and US, and is held in the collections of Museo de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, and David Dechman, NYC.

It has been published and reviewed in publications such as Artnews, Artforum, BBC, British Journal of Photgraphy, Hyperallergic, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, HuffingtonPost, Slate, The New Yorker.

OLYMPIC FAVELA, a book of photographs by Marc Ohrem-Leclef with a text by Luis Perez-Oramas (MoMA), was named "best of 2014" by AmericanPhoto Magazine.


Mac Dowell Colony Fellow (2018)

Teaching Assignments and Artist Talks:

Columbia University (Advanced Photography Seminar) New York
ICP (Teaching Assistant), New York
Nassau Community College, New York
Packer Collegiate High School, Brooklyn
SPE Annual N/E Conference of the Society for Photography Educators, 2016
Ljetna Škola Filma Šipan, Summer Photography Class (Croatia) 2017
SPE Annual National Conference of the Society for Photography Educators, 2018

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