Born in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1964, Marcus Schwier became interested in photography in high school. In 1992 he graduated from Duesseldorf University with a degree in architecture. He continued his studies in photography at the Duesseldorf Kunstakademie, where he graduated in 1998 from the class of professor Ernst Kasper and Nan Hoover.
Since 1994 he works freelance on projects ranging from commercial photography to art. In 1995 his interests turned to architecture and landscape, where he got considerable experience working with large format cameras and camera obscura. Dubbed a "Lichtbilder" by Ilford his work was published in the Ilford Images in 1999.
Exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout Germany and Europe have won him several awards and publications. His photographs are in many public and private collections.
He devides his time between lectures, commercial work and art projects, that let him travel extensively.
2001 Duesseldorfer Bank, Ratingen
2000 Duesseldorfer Bank, Duesseldorf
1999 Focus eV, Frankfurt / O
1998 Stadttor Duesseldorf
1997 Sylter Kunstverein
2000 Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW
1999 Travelling exhibition with 24 stops throughout Germany, starting at Sprengel Museum Hannover
1998 Gallery Blau, Duesseldorf and Spain
1996 Photokina Cologne
1995 Sylter Kunstverein
International first price of photography, DG - Bank, 2000
"Na also sprach Zarathustra" with Alexander Nitzberg, 2000 ( literature award )
ILFORD Portfolio Nr. 4, 1999
"Studienhaus Duesseldorf, Architekt Bernhard Pfau", 1998