Marian Benes Graduated at the Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Department of Photography (Master of Fine Arts). Thanks to the Fulbright scholarship studied in a certificate program at the International Center of Photography in New York City, where he also worked as a Teaching Assistant. Besides his photographic work mostly for the the industrial and architectural companies, he teaches at schools focused on advertising and photography. He is a Head of the Photography and Audio-Visual Arts Studio at the University of Creative Communication in Prague.
In 2009 he was awarded by the Federation of European Photographers in Brussels and obtained the QEP title and in the 2019 the Master QEP (Master Qualified European Photographer). In 2017 he obtained his Ph.D. degree.
Since 2010, he is a board member of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic, and from 2012 its vice president.