Jana Marcus

Jana Marcus Photography

Watsonville, CA 95076
Jana has been creating award-winning photography for over 30 years. She is a Master Photographer in the California Bay Area with a focus on contemporary portraiture, headshots, and performing arts imagery. Jana started her career as a documentary photographer and received many prestigious awards including UC Berkeley Center for Photography’s International Photojournalism Award for her series "After Midnight: Youth Subcultures of New York City," Best Photos of the Year in 2004 and 2005 by Photo District News of New York, and she was named one of "50 Exceptional International Photographers" by Exposure of New York in 2012. Her book "Transfigurations" received the Best LGBT Non-Fiction Book of 2012 by the Independent Publishers Book Awards of New York. Jana has also had a stellar career as an arts marketer, graphic designer, writer, educator – and once upon a time – a pianist. Her photography has been exhibited across the United States and extensively published in newspapers and magazines. Jana’s first book, "In The Shadow of the Vampire: Reflections From The World Of Anne Rice," was published by Thunder’s Mouth Press of New York. Her most current book is a real-life true crime story titled, "Line of Blood." Jana received her MFA from San Jose State University, a BA in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and studied photography at The School Of Visual Arts in New York City.