C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

PDNB Gallery

154 Glass St #104
Dallas, TX 75207


Many of my photographic essays explore the idea of home and the passing of time. “Last House Standing” and, “The Camps”, have received wide press both nationally and abroad (The Paris Review, iGnant, La Repubblica, Slate, Wired Magazine). More recently, I have been exploring the myriad structures of the urban core in series like Towers, Street, Stairwells and Museums. My photographs have been shown at a number of national galleries and venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Delaware Art Museum; The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO; The Photographic Resource Center in Boston; and the Houston Center for Photography. My work is also in several important collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art.


Selected Awards: 

2018 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Award

2017 FRESH 2017 Finalist

2016 Trawick Finalist

2016 Sondheim Semi-Finalist

2016 Photolucida | Critical Mass Finalist

2015 Photolucida | Critical Mass Finalist

2015 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Award

2013 Photolucida | Critical Mass Top 50

2013 Review Santa Fe 100

2012 Sondheim Semi-Finalist

2011 Sondheim Semi-Finalist

2010 Sondheim Semi-Finalist


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2017 "Structures", C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2014 "Last House Standing (and other stories)", C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Dallas Art Fair, PDNB Gallery

2019 AIPAD, New York, NY, PDNB Gallery

2019 PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX, Houses For Sale

2018 Klompching Gallery, New York, NY, Commorancy

2018 C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Summer '18

2018 Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, VIEWFIND 7

2018 Art Palm Springs, C. Grimaldis Gallery

2017 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Portfolio Showcase Review, curated by Hannah Frieser

2017 C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Summer '17

2017 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Singular/Signature, curated by Alyssa Coppelman

2017 Kohl Gallery, Washington College, Chesterown, MD, What’s Next, curated by Katherine Markoski, Director, Kohl Gallery

2017 Texas Woman’s University, School for the Arts, Denton, TX, Sixteenth Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition, curated by Julia Dolan, the Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum

2016 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Home, curated by Kevin Miller, curator, Southeast Museum of Photography

2016 Gallery B, Bethesda, MD, 2016 Trawick Prize Finalists

2016 Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, 2016 Sondheim Semi-Finalists

2016 Art New York, C. Grimaldis Gallery

2015  Baltimore Museum of Art – Baltimore, MD, Imagining Home

2015  C. Grimaldis Gallery – Baltimore, MD, Within/Without

2015 Art Miami, C. Grimaldis Gallery

2015 Robert L Ringel Gallery, Purdue University, Shifting Spaces

2015 Photographic Resource Center – Boston, MA, EXPOSURE 2015,  curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousef Karsh Curator of Photographs at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2015 Open Lens Gallery – Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA, The Natural, The Material, And The Physical:
Landscape Through The Photographic Eye

2014 Art Miami, C. Grimaldis Gallery

2014 Castell Gallery, Asheville, SC, NEXT, curated by Elizabeth Avedon

2014 C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Summer '14

2014 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Aline Smithson

2014 Houston Center for Photography, Photolucida presents Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another, curated by Jessica Johnston

2014 Corden | Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads To Another, curated by Jessica Johnston

2014 Towson Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson, MD, "Home: Human = Cage: Cockatoo", curated by Cheryl Harper

2014 Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL, The Enigmatic Object, curated by Kyohei Abe of the DCCP and Caroline Picard

2013 C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Summer '13

2013 Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, Musings, curated by John Bennette.

2012 Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Sondheim Semi-Finalists

2011 Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Sondheim Semi-Finalists

2010 Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Sondheim Semi-Finalists

2010 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, New Normal, curated by Edward Robinson


Selected Publications/Reviews: 

“Last House Standing reads like a tribute to the forgotten solo row house, an “architectural quirk” as German born, Baltimore-based photographer Ben Marcin calls them. Shot around Baltimore, Philly and New Jersey, Marcin catalogs these solitary buildings that at one time weren’t as lonely as they are now. Their placement in the urban landscape feels strange yet appealing, almost like portals to other dimensions—a case of when it stands alone, it stands out.”  - Feature Shoot, AUG 2013 

Selected Bibliography: 

Trent Morse, “Seven Impactful Pictures to Seek Out at The Photography Show (AIPAD)”, April 4, 2019

Tina Coplan, “Ben Marcin: Full Circle”, Home and Design Magazine, May/June 2018

Center For Fine Art Photography, Portfolio Showcase 10, November, 2017

Julie Grahame, “Ben Marcin: Museums”, aCurator Magazine, November 20 2017

Aline Smithson, Ben Marcin: "Structures", Lenscratch, November 8, 2017

Klompching Gallery, FRESH 2017, The Annual Summer Exhibit Catalog, October, 2017

Texas Women's University, The 16th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Catalog, February 2017

Richter, Eva, “Last House Standing”, Spurl Editions, January 13, 2017

Jacobs, Sarah, “15 heartbreaking photographs of abandoned buildings in Baltimore and Philadelphia”, Business Insider, April 26, 2016.

McCrary, Nancy, “Rootballs, by Ben Marcin”, South X Southeast Magazine, December 19, 2015

Kirkman, Rebekah, “Ten photographers explore space, place, memory and history at C. Grimaldis Gallery show”, Baltimore City Paper, December 16, 2015

McCrary, Nancy, “Ben Marcin: Diptychs”, South X Southeast Magazine, November 21, 2015

Müller, Boris, “Diese Garagen Rocken”, Tages Anzeiger, November 2, 2015

De Zanche, Valentina, “Il fascino discrete di un parcheggio”, Studio Rivista, October 28, 2015

Byrnes, Mark, “The Hidden, Sometimes ‘Frightening’ Beauty of America’s Parking garages”, The Atlantic, October, 15, 2015

Grahame, Julie, “Ben Marcin, Grids”, aCurator, September, 2015

Feeney, Mark, “At the PRC, 13 Ways of Looking at the World, Boston Globe, June 25, 2015

Smithson, Aline, “Towers”, Lenscratch, January 27, 2015

Smithson, Aline, “Out West”, Lenscratch, January 26, 2015

Hosdson, Canbra, “Last House Standing by Ben Marcin”, Juxtapoz Magazine, October 30, 2014

Byrnes, Mark, “A Photo Project Ponders Skyscrapers Without a Skyline”, The Atlantic, July 10, 2014

Byrne, Richard, “Solitary Refinement”, UMBC Magazine, Summer 2014

Gorence, Amanda, “Photo du Jour: Home Alone”, Feature Shoot, April 9, 2014

Jacobs, Harrison, “20 Depressing Pictures of Homeless Shantytowns Near Baltimore”, Business Insider, March 13, 2014

Gordon, Kalani, “Last House Standing and the homeless camps of Baltimore”, The Baltimore Sun-The Darkroom, March 12, 2014

Cassie, Ron, “Remnants of Things Past”, Baltimore Magazine, March, 2014, p.108-13

“Baltimore’s People of the Woods”, Daily Mail UK, February 14, 2014

“Promenades a Baltimore”, Les Journaliers, February, 2014

Garrett, Jenna, “Photos of Baltimore Homeless Camps Hidden Just Out of Sight”, Feature Shoot, February 10, 2014

Byrnes, Mark, “The Secluded Homeless Camps of Baltimore”, The Atlantic, February, 14, 2014

Meier, Allison, “Athwart the Wrecking Ball: Last House Standing”, Hyperallergic, January 3, 2014

Schiller, Jakob, “Solitary Row Houses Defy the Process of Urban Decay”, Wired Magazine, December 31, 2013

“Photographer Captures the Haunting Images of Disappearing Rowhomes”, Fox News Baltimore, December 12, 2013

“Ben Marcin Photographs the Last House Standing”, Phaidon, November 5, 2013

“L’ultima Casa Rimasta in Piedi”, Il Post, October 7, 2013

“Last House Standing”, iGnant, September 25, 2013

“Last House Standing”, The Paris Review, September, 12 2013

“Foto Il Fotoprogetto: Le Case Solitairedi Baltimora”, La Repubblica, September 12, 2013

Rosenberg, David, “The Lonely Houses of Baltimore”, Slate Magazine, September 6, 2013

“10 Orphan Row Houses So Lonely You’ll Want to Take Them Home With You”, The Huffinton Post, September 5, 2013

“Last Houses Standing: The Beautiful Row Houses Once Part of Sprawling Tenements that Illustrate Baltimore’s Urban Decay”, The Daily Mail UK, September 1, 2013

Byrnes, Mark, “Heartbreaking Photos of Lonely Rowhouses”, The Atlantic Cities, September 3, 2013

Gorence, Amanda, “Forgotten Solo Row Houses Photographed in Baltimore, Philly and new jersey”, Feature Shoot, August 27, 2013

Smith, Tim, “Visual Diversions”, The Baltimore Sun, August 2, 2013

“Last House Standing”, Photoworld Magazine – Xinhua News Agency, May 2013, p54-57

Dorsey, John, “Houses, Walls, Doors and Then Some: Ben Marcin’s Up-Close Photographs move between Reality and Abstraction”, Baltimore Sun, September 8, 1998