MariaSturm was born in 1985 in Ploiesti, Romania and moved to Germany in1991. She received her Diploma in Photography and Media from theUniversity of Applied Sciences Bielefeld in 2012.
Maria won theNew York Photo Award (category “Student photobook”) and wasawarded third place at Erstwerk 2012 as well as at the Photo AnnualAwards 2014. She was chosen for a residency and workshop with Magnumphotographer Antoine d’Agata at Atelier de Visu in Marseille,France in 2012.
Mariawas a finalist at the 54th edition of Bourse du Talent andalso finalist for the Stern scholarship “Junge Fotografie”. Shewas shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival 2013, Kolga TbilisiPhoto 2013 and FIFCV 2014. Maria has been nominated for the JoopSwart Masterclass 2014 and recently received a Fulbright Scholarshipfor the year 2015/16.Her work has been exhibited and published
internationallyand she is based in Berlin, Germany.