Helen Marcus, Literary Portraits: Putting a Face to the Words
Now - January 4, 2014
Helen Marcus has specialized in portraiture, fine art and travel ever since she started her career in photography in 1974, following almost two decades working in television. Her work has been widely published in periodicals and books both in the USA and abroad and exhibited in solo and group shows. Currently she is President Emerita of the W. Eugene Smith Fund and is a past President of the American Society of Media Photographers. She has lectured internationally on portraiture and has been an adjunct professor at the Parsons School of Design; the School of Visual Arts; and the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Marcus’ portrait of Toni Morrison was used for the image on the Swedish postage stamp honoring her as the Nobel Laureate in Literature. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, George Eastman House and the International Center of Photography. For this exhibition of many of her iconic literary portraits, Helen Marcus has uniquely chosen quotations from the authors themselves, thus adding a new dimension to the presentation.
The Leica Gallery New York