ABOUT

Marcy Mendelson is a fine-art photographer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker.

Currently working in photography and soon to expand to installation pieces, these projects concentrate on place as ephemeral meditation. The Drive-By signifying fleeting fascinations with the remote. Land and Air expressing curiosity for the temporal in atmosphere and isolation. All locations possessing surreal footprints of minimalist human intervention. Above all, seeking isolation, seeking space. The Butterly People stems from a National Geographic commission to document the Samburu People’s Lmuget ritual in Northern Kenya where boys become warriors (Moran). Africa, an ongoing look into her numerous journeys to the continent, its people, wildlife and landscape.

Mendelson’s conservation work has been published in National Geographic, and her latest documentary film focus on the cheetah and human-wildlife-conflict can be viewed at Cheetah-Watch.com

For updates & exhibitions go to Instagram

ABOUT

Marcy Mendelson is a fine-art photographer, conservationist and documentary filmmaker.

Currently working in photography and soon to expand to installation pieces, these projects concentrate on place as ephemeral meditation. The Drive-By signifying fleeting fascinations with the remote. Land and Air expressing curiosity for the temporal in atmosphere and isolation. All locations possessing surreal footprints of minimalist human intervention. Above all, seeking isolation, seeking space. The Butterly People stems from a National Geographic commission to document the Samburu People’s Lmuget ritual in Northern Kenya where boys become warriors (Moran). Africa, an ongoing look into her numerous journeys to the continent, its people, wildlife and landscape.

Mendelson’s conservation work has been published in National Geographic, and her latest documentary film focus on the cheetah and human-wildlife-conflict can be viewed at Cheetah-Watch.com

For updates & exhibitions go to Instagram

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Born 1973 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Lived in Northern California, USA

Currently based in Berlin, Germany

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Born 1973 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Lived in Northern California, USA

Currently based in Berlin, Germany

Education

1995 Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelors of Fine Arts

2016 Werner Herzog Rogue Film School

2022 University of Portsmouth, Master of Science in International Criminal Justice

Education

1995 Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelors of Fine Arts

2016 Werner Herzog Rogue Film School

2022 University of Portsmouth, Master of Science in International Criminal Justice

Activity

2010–2014 National Geographic Photography & Reportage

2015–2024 Documentary Filmmaking

Activity

2010–2014 National Geographic Photography & Reportage

2015–2024 Documentary Filmmaking

Awards

2016 Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School

2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Finalist

2014 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – GOLD Press Feature Story

2009 London Calling – Jurors from Tate Modern, Barbican & Hayward Galleries

2002 3rd Annual Assistants Show – Juried Exhibition – San Francisco, California

1999 Surface Magazine AvantGuardian Competition

1998 PhotoSession Juried Exhibition – Invited Artist – San Francisco, California

Awards

2016 Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School

2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Finalist

2014 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – GOLD Press Feature Story

2009 London Calling – Jurors from Tate Modern, Barbican & Hayward Galleries

2002 3rd Annual Assistants Show – Juried Exhibition – San Francisco, California

1999 Surface Magazine AvantGuardian Competition

1998 PhotoSession Juried Exhibition – Invited Artist – San Francisco, California

Film Festivals, Broadcast & Screenings

FICAS

WaterBear Network

Donau 115  - Berlin, Germany

T-Berlin

Sausalito Public Library - California, USA

Film Festivals, Broadcast & Screenings

FICAS

WaterBear Network

Donau 115  - Berlin, Germany

T-Berlin

Sausalito Public Library - California, USA

Documentary Films

The Last Cheetahs of Solitaire - A Conservation Story

Druid Heights - The Story of an Unintentional Community

Documentary Films

The Last Cheetahs of Solitaire - A Conservation Story

Druid Heights - The Story of an Unintentional Community

Publications

National Geographic

Africa Geographic

AFAR

Outside

The Times UK

Morphosis by Thom Mayne : Rizzoli Press

Publications

National Geographic

Africa Geographic

AFAR

Outside

The Times UK

Morphosis by Thom Mayne : Rizzoli Press

Speaking Engagements

Kinnernet Conferences: Italy & France

German-Namibian Society Annual Seminar

Oakland Zoo

Sausalito Public Library

Storytelling – San Francisco Bay Area, California & Berlin, Germany

Judge at StorySlam Oakland

Speaking Engagements

Kinnernet Conferences: Italy & France

German-Namibian Society Annual Seminar

Oakland Zoo

Sausalito Public Library

Storytelling – San Francisco Bay Area, California & Berlin, Germany

Judge at StorySlam Oakland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2002 APG Studios, San Francisco, California

2002 Vesuvios, San Francisco, California

1997 Trio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996 Milkbar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2002 APG Studios, San Francisco, California

2002 Vesuvios, San Francisco, California

1997 Trio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996 Milkbar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 CatMac Gallery, Palo Alto, California

2009 Scream Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2008 Good Vibrations, San Francisco, California

2008 One Taste Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008 The Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2004 ICAN Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002 Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002 Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001 The Lift Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001 J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000 Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999 Borders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1998 Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1997 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996 Milkbar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1995 Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 CatMac Gallery, Palo Alto, California

2009 Scream Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2008 Good Vibrations, San Francisco, California

2008 One Taste Gallery, San Francisco, California

2008 The Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2004 ICAN Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002 Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002 Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001 The Lift Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001 J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000 Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999 Borders, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1998 Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1997 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996 Milkbar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1995 Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

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