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”I combine my own projects in photography with editorial assignments for clients and work both documentary and staged. My personal work focus on identity - who we are, how we live in different phases of life - and phenomenons in society. I often combine portraits with interviews.”



CV:
Maria Rosenlöf (born on Åland, Finland) is a freelance photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a degree in Photojournalism from the Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö. Maria 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 has studied Communication science at the Sundsvall College and worked as a reporter at the local newspaper Tidningen Åland.


Solo Exhibitions: 
2015 Welcome home (Välkommen hem), Kulturkontakt Nord, Helsinki
2014 Welcome home (Välkommen hem), The Nordic Institute of Åland
2011 The Brave (De Modiga), Galleri Kakelhallen, Åland
2009 The Brave (De Modiga), Subtopia, Alby, Stockholm
2009 The Brave (De Modiga), Galleri Spegeln, Malmö
2007 On growing old (Åldras), Mångkulturellt Centrum, Fittja
2005 Swimmingpool (BAD - porträtt i simhallen), Galleri Kakelhallen, Åland
2004 Swimmingpool (BAD - porträtt i simhallen), Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm

Group Exhibitions: 
2017 My film Topos for Place and Philia for Love (Topos som i plats, Philia som i kärlek), The Åland Museum of Cultural History together with Architecture firm Michael Donald’s.
2016 Fruitful Relations, Kavala, Greece
2014 The Rich and The Poor (De fattiga och de rika), Virserums konsthall
2008 Him in her eyes (Han i hennes ögon), The Museum of Work, Norrköping
2007 Him in her eyes (Han i hennes ögon), The Åland Artmuseum
2005 Chicks (Brudar), Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
2004 War (Krig), 2004 Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm
2002 IOWA, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm

Books
2016 Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns (Sticka Svenska Mönster) with Maja Karlsson. Bonnier Fakta (2016) and Trafalgar Sqaure Books (2017)
2015 Doreen’s Garden&Kitchen (Doreens Trädgård&Kök) with Doreen Månsson och Henrik Hallgren. Bonnier Fakta. 
2014 Welcome home (Välkommen hem) with Staffan Beijar, The Åland’s Multicultural Society and the Nordic Institute of Åland.
2014 DIY Kids Christmas (Barnens julbok), with Ulrika Hjorth, idus förlag
2014 DIY Baby Ideas (Bebisboken - från retropyssel till bebisfest) with Ulrika Hjorth, idus förlag
2012 DIY fun for Kids (Barnens roliga pysselbok) with Ulrika Hjorth, Semic förlag
2012 The Big Book on Lighting (Stora boken om belysning) with Linda Wiktorsson-Lång, Semic förlag
2012 My Åland (Mitt Åland) with Linda Wiktorsson-Lång, Isaberg förlag
2009 The Brave (För modiga) with Cirkus Cirkör

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