Hej!

My name is Maria Rosenlöf. I work as a freelance photographer and with personal projects often focusing on identity and the concept of place.

My latest work Red is the Colour of Your Life examines the human habit of choosing to symbolically live with one’s eyes closed. ”Distinctions between the visible and the invisible is often unclear, and choice is seldom effortless—what’s beautiful and useful in nature can also be dangerous”.

Red is the Colour of Your Life was recently exhibited at the Cultural History Museum of Åland and earlier this year in Photogallery Hippolyte Studio in Helsinki. It will be shown in CFF, Center for Photography of Stockholm, in February 2020.


Hej!

Jag heter Maria Rosenlöf och arbetar som frilansfotograf parallellt med personliga projekt. Sedan bildjournalistexamen från Nordens Fotoskola Biskops-Arnö 2002 gör jag redaktionella uppdrag för tidningar, organisationer, bokförlag med flera.

I mina egna projekt fokuserar jag ofta på identitet och begreppet plats. Det senaste, Red is the Colour of Your Life, utgår från berggrunden på Åland och handlar om radon, rapakivi och att se eller inte vilja se. Red is the Colour of Your Life visades på fotogalleri Hippolyte Studio i Helsingfors i maj 2019 och på Ålands Kulturhistoriska Museum under hösten. I februari 2020 visas den på CFF, Centrum för Fotografi, i Stockholm.



CV:

B. 1967 on Åland Islands, Finland based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Education
2000-2002 The Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö.

Before photo school, Maria worked 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 has worked as a reporter and a photographer at the local newspaper Tidningen Åland.

Solo Exhibitions
Red is the Colour of Your Life:
2019 Photogallery Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
2019 Cultural History Museum of Åland
Welcome home:
2015 Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki
2014 Nordic Institute of Åland
The Brave:
2011 Gallery Kakelhallen, Åland
2009 Subtopia, Alby, Stockholm
On growing old:
2007 Multicultural Centre of Fittja, Stockholm
Swimmingpol:
2005 Gallery Kakelhallen, Åland
2004 Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions
20x20:
2018 Photofestival Spegla, Norrköping
Welcome home (in coop with architect bureau Michael Donalds). My contribution, the stillfilm Topos for Place, Philia for Love:
2018 Amager Børnekulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 Días Nórdicos: Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 Cultural History Museum of Åland
2017 The Venice Architectural Biennale
Fruitful Relations:
2016 Kavalla, Greece
The Poor and the Rich:
2014 Virserum Art hall
Him in her Eyes:
2008 Museum of Work, Norrköping
2007 Åland Art Museum
Chicks:
2005 Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm
War:
2004 Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm
IOWA:
2002 Gallery Kontrast, Stockholm

Books
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.

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