I’m a freelance photographer, born and raised in the Aland Islands, Finland, now based in Stockholm, Sweden. I combine assignments for clients with my own projects.
My personal work often focuses on identity, belonging and placeness, like for example in the still film ”Topos for Place, Philia for Love”. The film is now showing in The Amager Cultural House for Children in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was shown in The Aland Islands Museum of Cultural History last spring.
Maria Rosenlöf holds a degree in Photojournalism from the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö. She is the photographer of nine books and has had both solo and group exhibitions.
2000-2002 Photojournalism, the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö.
Before photo school, Maria worked several years with magazine layout in the publishing house ETC Produktion in Stockholm and had two daughters. She has studied Communication science at the Sundsvall College and worked both as a reporter and a photographer at the local newspaper Tidningen Åland.
Welcome home (Välkommen hem); 2015 Kulturkontakt Nord in Helsinki, 2014 The Nordic Institute in the Aland Islands
The Brave (De Modiga); 2011 Galleri Kakelhallen in the Aland Islands, 2009 Subtopia Alby in Stockholm, 2009 Galleri Spegeln in Malmö
On growing old (Åldras); 2007 Mångkulturellt Centrum in Fittja
Swimming pool (BAD - porträtt i simhallen); 2005 Galleri Kakelhallen in the Aland Islands, 2004 Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm
My film Topos for Place, Philia for Love (Topos som i plats, Philia som i kärlek); 2018 Amager Children Cultural House in Copenhagen, 2017 The Aland Islands Museum of Cultural History with Architect Bureau Michael Donalds.
Fruitful Relations, 2016 in Kavala, Greece
The Rich and The Poor (De fattiga och de rika), 2014 Virserum Art Hall
Him in her eyes (Han i hennes ögon); 2008 The Museum of Work, Norrköping, 2007 The Aland Islands Museum of Art
Chicks (Brudar), 2005 Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm
WAR (KRIG), 2004 Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm
IOWA, 2002 Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm
Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns (Sticka Svenska Mönster) with Maja Karlsson, Bonnier Fakta 2016 and Trafalgar Square Books 2017.
Doreen’s Garden&Kitchen (Doreens Trädgård&Kök) with Doreen Månsson och Henrik Hallgren, 2015 Bonnier Fakta.
Welcome home (Välkommen hem) with Staffan Beijar, The Aland Islands Multicultural Society and the Nordic Institute of The Aland Islands, 2014.
DIY Kids Christmas (Barnens julbok), with Ulrika Hjorth, 2014 idus förlag.
DIY Baby Ideas (Bebisboken - från retropyssel till bebisfest) with Ulrika Hjorth, 2014 idus förlag.
DIY fun for Kids (Barnens roliga pysselbok) with Ulrika Hjorth, 2012 Semic förlag.
The Big Book on Lighting (Stora boken om belysning) with Linda Wiktorsson-Lång, 2012 Semic förlag.
My Aland Islands (Mitt Åland) with Linda Wiktorsson-Lång, 2012 Isaberg förlag.
The Brave (För modiga) with Cirkus Cirkör, 2009.