For more than 20 years, Marian Goldman has specialized in capturing the essence of her subjects, whether they’re partners in a law firm, university professors, a troupe of jugglers, or a couple on their wedding day. Combining masterful technique with a warm and playful approach, she inspires people to relax in front of the camera and reveal not only what they look like, but who they aspire to be.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Marian is a graduate of Ohio University and the Brooks Institute. She launched her career in San Francisco, where she was a photographer for the Flying Karamazov Brothers and other Bay area artists. Based in Manhattan for over 15 years, she has earned the trust and loyalty of both corporate and private clients, including New York artist Alfred Levitt (1895-2000), for whom she was his personal photographer.
If you like having your picture taken, Marian Goldman is a great photographer. If you hate having your picture taken, she’s even better.
Marian’s photographs are in the permanent collection of Maine’s Portland Museum of Art, have been exhibited in galleries in New York, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara, and are featured in Charles Hamilton’s Photographing Nudes, among other books. She is the recipient of the Commitment to Justice Award for the ideals of access to Justice for all individuals.
She lives in Brooklyn.