INFORMATION

Maria Falconer is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds a BA Hons. in Dance Theatre (Laban) and an MA in Photographic studies (University of Westminster). A photographic practitioner, teacher and writer, Maria lectures at De Montfort University and also runs photography workshops in Britain and abroad.

Commercially, Maria's specialty is Dance Photography and Videography. She collaborates with dance companies and organizations around the UK to produce promotional and editorial material. She is no stranger to the Edinburgh Festival where she has worked every year since 2006. Clients include Scottish Dance Theatre, Gary Clarke, Rosie Kay, Ballet Ireland, Dance Base (Scotland's National Centre for Dance), Festival Theatres and Elsevier Publishing.

Maria also runs specialist Dance Photography workshops at Dance4 in Nottingham, delivers presentations, and has written articles for magazines, including the Royal Photographic Society Journal.

Maria's personal photographic projects often draw on her contemporary dance background, using the body and the camera collaboratively as a vehicle to express her ideas and experiences. Her personal projects explore the world around her, often dark, sometimes humorous, always inquisitive.

Maria's photography has been exhibited in the UK, the US, Belgium, Ireland, East Asia and at Arles Photography Festival.

Recent Exhibitions / Publications

2018: In May 'Performing for the Camera' opened at The Photo Space in Ludlow. Drawn from two personal projects, this series of self portraits explores the themes of domestic abuse and body fascism.
In February 'ANON' opened at DEDA in Derby and then moved to The Photo Space, Ludlow in June.
Also in February the Royal Photographic Journal published an article written by Maria on Performance Photography.

2017: Maria and Paul Hill spent 5 weeks in Greece volunteering with refugees. Whilst there, they made a photographic work entitled ANON, which was exhibited at at L'Espace Pointes de Vue gallery in Lauzerte, France in 2016 and subsequently at the Library of Birmingham in 2017. Community versions of the exhibition were also shown at Thimblemill Library and Joseph Chamberlain College.

2016: Invited to exhibit at the Brugge Cultuur Centrum, in Belgium as part of the International Festival 'So Many Steps, So Little Time'. Maria's images were selected to promote the exhibition.
In December Digital Camera published "Performing for the Camera', an article written and illustrated by Maria.
ANON published in the Royal Photographic Society Journal.

2015: Her project 'Rocket to the Park' was 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.

Please contact Maria for a quote or to discuss collaborations or commissions.