Caleb Cain Marcus is a photographer born in Colorado U.S, living in New York City.
Life and work
Cain Marcus received his MFA from Columbia University.
The Silent Aftermath of Space, an oversized hard cover book was published in 2010. Robert Frank introduced the artist—“His view shows a quiet resignation and jubilation for being an artist and alone.” The series of twenty dense black and white photographs focused on New York City. They showed spaces devoid of people in the darkness.
A Portrait of Ice, a large double soft cover book was published 2012. The series of thirty color images depicted glaciers from Patagonia, Iceland, Alaska, Norway and New Zealand. The photo critic Marvin Heiferman, whose essay was included in the book, introduces the work as, “eerily gorgeous… like the eccentrically rendered landforms you might soar over in a dream…”
Critic, Mark Feeney, reviewed Cain Marcus’s large images for the Boston Globe. “[The work has] an inherent painterliness that would have made Caspar David Friedrich’s Romantic soul swoon. Swooning is not uncalled for. These images seem to belong to their own unique medium — in the same way that this terrain and climate belong to their own unique world.”
- The Silent Aftermath of Space. Bologna, Italy: Damiani. ISBN 978-88-6208-112-2. With a foreword by Robert Frank.
- A Portrait of Ice. Damiani, Bologna, Italy, September 2012. With text by Marvin Heiferman and Robin Bell A Portrait of Ice.
- "Kopfüber in die Nacht" (in German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 23 December 2010.
- "Time LightBox".
- 2006: Double Elephant Edition, division portfolio
- 2010: International Photography Award in the category of books
- 2013: William H. Eells National Colloquium Artist
Cain Marcus’s work is included in following public the collections:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston.
- The High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
- Joseph M Cohen Family Collection, New York.