Denise Marcotte studied at The New England School of Photography in Boston, Massachusetts and received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
She was an MFA candidate at Yale University and at the Royal College of Art in London
where she studied in the MFA program.
She began her career in London where she worked as a Photo Editor in London . She freelanced working in travel, public relations, stock and corporate photography. Her work has brought her to over twenty countries and she has photographed on the streets of some of the poorest places in the world to royalty and President Clinton
taken her from the Costa del Sol in Spain to photographing President Clinton.
Denise was a Nominee Member of the prestigious photojournalist agency, Magnum.
She was one of twenty photographers worldwide considered for the exclusive membership.
Denise exhibits and publishes her work internationally. She has shown her work alongside Andy Warhol, John Singleton Copley, Annie Liebovitz, and Herb Ritts among others. She has been published in such periodicals as The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Harpers, and the International Herald Tribune.