My name is Maria and  I am an actor, a photographer and a teacher. As an actor I observe people hoping to recreate truthful behavior onstage or in front of a camera. As a photographer, my interest in the street evolved as I began to capture the private unguarded moments of people moving through their day. I look for a narrative, a surrealistic situation or a dialogue between elements in the frame. I’m always trying to capture that ‘decisive moment’ which reveals an aspect of conflict and imperfection in human nature. There is always a story to catch. As Joel Meyerowitz said “You look one moment and there’s everything, next moment it’s gone.” I want to capture a moment in time after which nothing will ever be the same again.

P u b l i c a t i o n s

Fujilove Photography Book 2017

Inspired Eye publication issue 42

SCP Winter 17 selection

A w a r d s

Special Gallery Award - Street Shades of Black

April 2017

May 2017

P a s t   E x h i b i t s

Scotia Bank Contact Photography Festival 2017: Water Sustaining Life

May 4 2017: The Urban Gallery (opening reception May 6) - 400 Queen Street East, Toronto

I n t e r v i e w s

Street Core Photography Interview - August 16, 2016

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