Hej! My name is Maria Rosenlöf, a freelance photographer born and raised at the Aland Islands, Finland, now based in Stockholm, Sweden. I hold a degree in photojournalism from the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö in Sweden and always combine assignments for clients with personal projects, so this website is a mix of both.
My personal work often focuses on identity and the sense of place and home. For example, Red is the Colour of Your Life, that was shown in Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Studio in Helsinki in May this year and my still film Topos for Place, Philia for Love. The film was, together with the exhibition Welcome Home, by Architect Bureau Michael Donalds, a small part of the big Venice Biennale of Architecture 2017. 

Hej! Jag heter Maria Rosenlöf och är frilansfotograf. Sedan bildjournalistexamen från Nordens Fotoskola Biskops-Arnö 2002 har jag frilansat för tidningar, organisationer, bokförlag mm och alltid kombinerat uppdrag med egna projekt. 
Mitt senaste projekt, Red is the Colour of Your Life utgår från berggrunden på Åland och handlar om platsens betydelse, 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. Hösten 2019 visas den på Ålands Kulturhistoriska Museum och under 2020 på CFF, Centrum för Fotografi i Stockholm. Jag är född och uppvuxen på Åland i Finland, men bor i Stockholm, Sverige.



CV:
Maria Rosenlöf is the photographer of nine books and has had both solo and group exhibitions.

Education
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 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, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte Studio in Helsinki and the Åland Cultural Museum, Aland Islands.

Welcome Home (Välkommen hem); 2015 Kulturkontakt Nord in Helsinki, 2014 The Nordic Institute at 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, Fittja.

Swimming Pool (BAD - porträtt i simhallen); 2005 Galleri Kakelhallen in the Aland Islands, 2004 Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm.


Group Exhibitions: 

Topos for Place, Philia for Love (Topos som i plats, Philia som i kärlek); 2018 Días Nórdicos: Insituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia in Madrid and Amager Children Cultural House in Copenhagen, 2017 Venice Biennale of Architecture and The Aland Islands Museum of Cultural History as a part of The Nordic Institute at the Aland Islands and Architect Bureau Michael Donalds' exhibition Welcome Home.

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.


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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