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Maria Steén is a writing photojournalist focusing on the social reportage abroad and at home. Guided by the belief that a human is larger than her current situation, and situations often are more than what's first obvious - she encounters people and the stories behind the news.

”Thru her intelligent visual language Maria offers the viewer
to pause in front of reality and life. Her engagement is equally honest regardless if the focus is at a local or international level.” (Västsvenska Handelskammarens Kulturfond)

Maria has been a board member of the Swedish Union of Journalists. Currently on the board of Swedish Photographers Association. She was one of the founders of Moment Agency, aimed at high quality photojournalism.
Educated at International Center of Photography in New York and at Poppius Journalistskola in Stockholm. She has been based in New York, Dublin, Stockholm and now lives outside Gothenburg.

A long term commitment to photojournalism and storytelling along with a broad experience from the field
has proved to be rich soil for lectures and workshops. Subjects ranges from the visual language, approaching sensitive issues to freelance market.

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