Mariya Kozhanova is a visual artist, working with documentary and art photography, sculpture and installation. Born in Kaliningrad in 1986, currently lives and works in Berlin.
Maria's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including: FotoFest Houston, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Seoul Photo Festival, Paraty em Foco Festival, Festival de la Luz, Singapore International Photography Festival, Kaunas Photo, International Festival of Photography Photovisa, Les Boutographies, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Hellerau Photography Award, Backlight Photo Festival, Art Museum Brandts13, Galerie Alles Mögliche Berlin, Museo Histórico Buenos Aires, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and many others.
In 2016, Mariya Kozhanova was selected as one of the participants in the international Joop Swart workshop organized by World Press Photo. Since 2012, her work has been published in such magazines as Le Monde Magazine, New York Times International, Vision Magazine China, Foto Magazine Czech Republic, Emerge Magazine Germany, fotoMagazin Germany, SHOTS magazines, and others ... Her works are part of private and museum collections in Russia, Germany, Japan and the USA.