Caleb MacKenzie-Margulies (b. 1992, Malden, MA), is a photographer and musician based in Chicago. He earned a BA and ethnomusicology certificate from Hampshire College in 2015 and is currently an MFA Candidate (2022) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Working in both lens-based and cameraless idioms, MacKenzie-Margulies’s work is preoccupied with notions of failure, boredom, the frailty of the human experience, and the precariousness of photography’s ability to represent reality. Previous to his pursuit of an MFA, he worked as a library and archive assistant at the International Center of Photography in New York.