The Atlanta Photography Group presents “Ascending”, a solo exhibition by Shoccara Marcus, in the Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery.
Reception & Meet the artist/artist talk - Sept 19, 6-9pm
Ascending is a series of images that exhibits the elevation of energy and passion in dance. Traveling through different states such as New York, North Carolina, and country’s such as Trinidad and Tobago and more, Ascending exemplifies how the background of an environment becomes a dancer's uninterrupted stage. This series features some of most amazing dancers living from one moment to the next.
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. Ms. Marcus’ attended Howard University, where she received her BFA in Dance, with a minor in Visual Arts-Photography. She obtained an MFA in Photography from SCAD/Atlanta, and has worked extensively both nationally and internationally.