Shoccara is self-described as, “Dancer first. Photographer second.” From plies and tendu to snapshots and photo albums, her love for dance would soon find her capturing its fluidity through a different lens. It was at Howard University where she picked up a camera in collaboration with her dancing. She later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, with a minor in Visual Arts-Photography and continued on to obtain her Master of Fine Art degree in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, GA)
Since then she has worked extensively both nationally and internationally. Some of her accomplishments includes completing SCAD's study-abroad program in Lacoste, France, as well as, showcasing work at China Jinan International Photography Biennial, Exposition des étudiants in France, Hammonds House, Lucinda Bunnen Selects at Atlanta Photo Group (APG), Gallery 72, Peachtree Avenue, Wa Na Wari, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Atlanta, GA) where images from her series, Choreographing my Past, is part of there permanent collection.
Ms. Marcus just finished her 2 year Artist in Residence opportunity at the Cousin’s Promenade Building in Atlanta where she created art around the city. A couple of her published works consist of Inspired Georgia, a book which features many of Georgia's best poets and photographers, Dance Atlanta! a postcard set of images Commissioned by Brown Girls Do Ballet capturing the iconic locations around the city of Atlanta, and her very own Dance Photography calendars produced yearly.