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Maria Sturm by Mia Leon

Maria Sturm

Photographer

Maria Sturm was born in Ploiesti, Romania in 1985. After the revolution she left the country with her mom in 1991. She grew up in Augsburg, Germany and studied Photography and Media at the University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Art and Design in Bielefeld since 2006. In 2011 she interned at Milk Studios and Creative Exchange Agency in New York and received her Diploma in the summer of 2012. She graduated with the work "Be Good".  She's now based in Berlin and Cologne. [more show="Show More Info…" hide="Hide More Info…"] Maria was selected for a one-month residency and workshop with Magnum photographer Antoine d'Agata at Atelier de Visu in Marseille 2012 and a finalist for the Stern scholarship "Junge Fotografie" 2013/14. She was a finalist at the 54th edition of Bourse du Talent 2013 with "Be Good". She won the New York Photo Awards in the category "Student Photobook " 2012 and also the 3rd Place at the Erstwerk 2012, a competition of the Institut für Buchgestaltung both as well with "Be Good". Maria's work has been exhibited and published internationally. [/more]

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