“movement captured in frame”
A phrase that best describes, performing and visual artist, Shoccara Marcus. Shoccara is self-described as, “Dancer first. Photographer second.” Her relationship with dance started at an early age, beginning with after-school programs in gymnasiums and local dance schools, to her acceptance into the Dance program at Tri-Cities Visual & Performing Magnet High School. From plie and tendu to snapshots and photo albums, her love for dance would soon find her capturing its fluidity through a different lens. Upon graduation from high school, Ms. Marcus’ attended Howard University, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, with a minor in Visual Arts-Photography.
Ms. Marcus later obtained her Master of Fine Art degree in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta, GA), and 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, Museum of Contemporary Art (Atlanta, GA), Hammonds House, Lucinda Bunnen Selects at Atlanta Photo Group (APG), Gallery 72, Peachtree Avenue, Savannah College of Art & Design, and published along with many of Georgia's best poets and photographers inside the book, Inspired Georgia. Ms. Marcus was recently awarded the Promenade's Artist in Residence for 2019 and is very excited about this next adventure. Her fine art photography focuses on the investigation of “lived” experiences and her relation to the world around her.