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.
Ohrem-Leclef's 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 Germany, Brazil and the U.S..
It has been reviewed and featured in publications such as Artnews, BBC, Slate, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Internazionale, Huffington Post.
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.
In 2013 Marc was invited as a Guest Lecturer in the Advanced Photography Seminar at Columbia University, New York.
Cristian Alexa on "Cowboys and Indians":
Leclef’s active photographing offers a profound understanding about the rituals of their lifestyle. Whether shot in action or staged, his pictures of Jackaroos lend a critical twist to the performativity and accoutrements that surround this intimate, male-dominated world. Together this new body of work reveals all that is unvarnished yet sensual about masculinity and sports from a multicultural perspective.