Maria Falconer is a creative photographer with several strands to her practice.
- She is a commercial photographer / videographer producing promotional and editorial material for dancers, companies and organisations
- She enjoys collaborations with movement / dance artists
- She produces her own independent photographic and video works
- She is a part time lecturer in Photographic Studies at De Montfort and Nottingham Trent Universities.
Maria's personal work has been exhibited in the UK, the US, Ireland, East Asia and at Arles Photography Festival.
In 2011 she was awarded a Fellowship with The Royal Photographic Society, and in 2014 completed an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster.
2015 was particularly productive for Maria. Her project 'Rocket to the Park' exhibited in a group show entitled 'In Evidence', as part of FORMAT, the largest photography festival in the UK. In March she was awarded runner up at the inaugural thePrintSpace and PhotoVoice Photography Awards and exhibited at thePrintSpace gallery in London. In October Maria's commercial dance photography was selected for a group exhibition at Your Move Dance Festival in New Jersey, and in November her personal work 'Being Human' was selected to be part of the Light Moves Dance Film Festival in Limerick, Ireland.
In 2016 Maria and Paul Hill spent 5 weeks in Greece volunteering with refugees. Whilst there, they made a photographic work entitled Anon, that was exhibited in October at L'Espace Pointes de Vue gallery in Lauzerte, France. In December Maria was invited to exhibit at the Brugge Cultuur Centrum, in Belgium as part of the International Festival 'So Many Steps, So Little Time'.
Maria has worked with many dance companies and organisations including; Scottish Dance Theatre, Scottish Ballet, Gary Clarke, Thomson Holidays, Dance Base (Scotland's National Centre for Dance), Deda, HP, The Red Consultancy, Derby Theatre, Festival Theatres, Teenage Cancer Trust, Elsevier Publishing, Herbalife UK, Tribal Group, Janice Parker, Rosie Kay, Company Chameleon, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Fishamble, Jose Agudo, Curious Seed and Small Petit Klein.
Maria's work has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.
Please contact Maria for a quote or to discuss collaborations or commissions.