"As much an explorer as photographer, Maria’s fascination and obsession with life cycles and events, across cultures, dominate the subject matter of her pieces and drives her to visit often remote and unusual locations. The results are bewitching insights and stories that present the viewer with a captivating sense of discovery, honesty and empathy for her subjects".
Elinor Olisa, DegreeArt.com
“To be able to capture life as it is lived is magic. It is fixing a moment of reality. I suppose my curiosity and passion for new places and experiences is what takes me out to explore. I am a traveler I suppose. The feeling of being scared, but do it anyway, is what makes me feel alive. To get out there and being a part of our world. It is never a solitary journey when you are collaborating with the sun.”
María Kjartans 2011