Marcia Bricker Halperin has been photographing the character and landscape of NYC since the 1970s. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she received an Master of Fine Arts in photography from Brooklyn College. In photographing she hopes to relate a human story of a specific time, capture a places’ essence, and freeze details of life.

Select Exhibitions

2020 NYCs Vanished Cafeterias
University of Michigan, Lane Hall Gallery

2018 The Invisible Jew, Detour Gallery Red Bank, New Jersey

2017 NY Times Lens Blog feature and Metropolitan section Album

2017 Spoke the Hub Works on the Wall, Brooklyn, solo exhibition, artist’s talk

2016 Queens Museum, photographic documentation included in the exhibition
Maintenance Art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles

2016 Essex Street Market, exhibition of market photos from the 1970s

2014 The Jew as the “Other”, Yiddish NY Festival, Abrazzo Interno Gallery

2008 Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum

2007 Honorable Mention, My Brooklyn exhibition, Brooklyn Public Library

2007 Diversity of Devotion photo-documentary project

2006 Open house NY photography exhibit

1993 Images of Jewish Life, Klutznick Museum, Washington, D.C.

1982 Midtown Y Photo Gallery, 14th Street, NYC, solo exhibition


2012     BRIC Media Arts Fellowship

2009     NYS Council on the Arts/Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Regrant awardee

2007     Adventures on a Tzitza String, official documentary selection, Coney Island Film Festival

2007     Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking, Brooklyn College Film Festival

2003     Bertelsmann Foundation Innovative Educator

1979      Voice Choice, Village Voice review by Fred McDarrah


Center for Brooklyn History, Marcia Bricker Photographs Collection, Brooklyn New York 

Brooklyn Museum

City Lore Photo Archive

Walter and Naomi Rosenblum Collection

Daniel and Joyce Cowin Photography Collection 

International Center of Photography

Photography Work Experience

CETA Artist’s Project, 1978-1980

Art and Photography instructor - Brooklyn College, Kingsborough Community College, and Educational Alliance Art School 

NYC Department of Education, multimedia and technology 

Photographer, Spoke the Hub Dancing

Using Format