Maria Falconer is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and holds an MA in Photographic studies.

  • She is a commercial photographer / videographer producing promotional and editorial material for dancers, companies and organisations
  • She produces her own independent photographic and video works
  • She is a part time lecturer in Photography at De Montfort and Nottingham Trent Universities.
  • She runs Photography workshops (including dance photography) around the UK and abroad
  • She writes articles on performance photography and has been published in Digital Camera Magazine and the Royal Photographic Society Journal.
  • She gives presentations / talks on her own photographic work and on dance photography.

Commercially, her specialty is Dance / Performance Photography - production shots (in theatres or site specific), promotional images (studio or on location), and community dance projects. She has an enormous amount of experience, with clients afar as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Dundee, and has been working at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year since 2006.

Her personal photographic projects explore the world around her, often dark, sometimes humourous, always inquisitive.

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

Past Clients

Maria has worked with many dancers, 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, Company Chameleon, Denada Dance Theatre, Curious Seed and Shaper/Caper.

Recent Exhibitions / Publications

2018:In March ANON opens at DEDA in Derby and then moves to The Photo Space in Ludlow. Maria will also be exhibiting Performing for the Camera in Ludlow 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.

In September/ October an article written by Maria on Performance Photography will be published in the Royal Photographic Journal.

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.