Opening Reception for ‘Helen Marcus: Photographs’ Nov. 8

| November 4, 2013

The May Gallery exhibition, “Helen Marcus: Photographs” will be on view through Nov. 27. Marcus will present a talk Friday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. in the Sverdrup Building, room 101. The opening reception takes place Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the May Gallery.

Helen Marcus is a well-known freelance photographer based in New York, who specializes in portraiture, world-wide travel and annual reports. Her work appears in publications ranging from The New York Times to Food & Wine to American Express annual reports.

Known for her strong portraits and evocative lighting, she has photographed many literary, film and television personalities. In addition she has photographed for many corporations, including Verizon, Volvo, Clairol and Fortune. Her magazine clients have included Time, Travel and Leisure, Publishers Weekly, Gourmet and Forbes. Assignments have taken her around the globe to China, Japan, the Soviet Union, India, Egypt, Mexico and Europe.

Marcus’ photograph of author Toni Morrison was used for the etching on the Swedish Post Office stamp honoring Morrison as the Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1993.

She has had solo exhibitions at the The Century Association; Asia Society; the New York Pubic Library; Parents Magazine Gallery; Washington College, Chestertown, Md.; National Arts Club and the Overseas Press Club. Her work is found in collections at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.; Portland Museum of Photography, Portland, Ore; International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany and International Center of Photography, New York, as well as in private Collections.

Marcus is currently president emerita of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and founder of the New York Chapter of the ASMP.

May Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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