Born in 1981 in Paris, she discovered photography by developing her first film rolls in the garage of her parents. She studied art history, and continued her studies at photo school Icart, from which she graduated in 2004 with a passion for photojournalism.
She began as a freelance with Le Figaro newspaper and in 2006, joined IP3 Press agency. Her first stories leaded her to document very different topics such as the living conditions of migrants or the Rael sect. Whether the subject is social or societal, what interests her is how human beings are affected by the society in which they live and how they interact with each other.
The work of Marlene is regularly published in national and international press. Today, she collaborates also with newspapers such as Le Monde or the New York Times.