“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 plies and tendus to snapshots and photo albums, her love for dance would soon find her capturing its fluidity through a different lens. Marcus received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, with a minor in Visual Arts - Photography and later obtained her Master of Fine Art degree in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA. Working extensively both nationally and internationally Marcus’ photography focuses on fine art, portraits, and dance and reflects the body as a delicate subject. She captures images with fluidity, creative angles, and dynamic spatial structure reflecting feelings both metaphoric and literal isolation. 


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 Museum, Lucinda Bunnen Selects at Atlanta Photo Group (APG), Gallery 72, 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. Her fine art photography focuses on the investigation of “lived” experiences and her relation to the world around her.