Caleb Cain Marcus


Caleb Cain Marcus Biography

Caleb Cain Marcus makes large-scale photographs that explore our relationship and interaction with space. In an effort to re-create a feeling of solitude that occurs in nature he photographed New York City at night, when the vibrations of the space could be observed without the pollution of people. The series culminated the book, The Silent Aftermath of Space (2010), and included a foreword by Robert Frank. Cain Marcus’ response to the night work, A Portrait of Ice (2012), was a two-year journey onto the glaciers of Patagonia, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand and Alaska. Cain Marcus combines ice and sky to capture the ancient but impermanent glacial landscapes as living things that are witness to thousands of years of history. 

His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the High Museum of Art, among others. He holds an MFA from Columbia University.