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Marc Ohrem-Leclef
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Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Marc Ohrem-Leclef (German) is a Brooklyn-based photographer who works in response to socio-political histories that veil inequalities. He pivots between exploring his personal history and collaborations with communities across diverse geographies in addressing issues of identity, belonging and representation.

His project 'Olympic Favela' (2012-16) resulted in a book (Damiani) and short film which garnered international attention. Current projects include, 'Ulysse' (2020-ongoing), which explores themes of migration, and 'Zameen' (2017-ongoing) which examines the culture of touch between men in India.

Ohrem-Leclef's artwork is held in the collection of Museo de Arte do Rio (Brazil) and has been exhibited internationally. Reviews include Artforum, British Journal of Photography, CityLab, Hyperallergic, Der Spiegel, Out. He is a MacDowell fellow, a lab participant at Experimenter Gallery, and has received numerous awards including the Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography (Tel Aviv), Print Center ANNUAL (Philadelphia), Pride Photo Award (Amsterdam) and LensCulture Fine Art Photography.