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Maria Pleshkova works on the border between art and documentary photography. Maria was born in 1986 in Moscow. Currently, she moves between Moscow and Paris. 
Maria graduated from the Law Faculty of Moscow State University, but her career in law wasn't long because of her passion for photography. Later, Maria studied Photojournalism at Moscow State University and Short Film Production at School of Visual Arts (Moscow). She attended the Eddie Adams Workshop (USA) in 2012 and the International Summer School of Photography (Latvia) in 2014. 
Maria began her career as a photojournalist, but later moved towards personal deep projects. In her work, Maria explores the Microcosm, the human universe, and certain moments of the highest intensity of life. Maria's recent projects are mostly autobiographical, but for her the autobiography is just an excuse to talk about things which are universal and common to all humankind. Maria experiments with the limits of photography, adding to her projects texts and drawings, and making multimedia.  
Maria has won several international photography awards including China Press Photo Contest, Young Russian Photographers Contest, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), and became a finalist of the Inge Morath Award and the International Photography Awards. Her work was shown at several international festivals including Seville European Film Festival (Seville, Spain), Photography Open Salon (Arles, France), Circulation(s) Festival of young European photography (Paris, France), La Quatrième Image Photo Fair (Paris, France), Tbilisi Photo Festival (Tbilisi, Georgia), Photovisa International Festival of Photography (Krasnodar, Russia), Transizioni International Festival of Multimedia (Bologna, Italy), etc. 
In 2014, Maria was invited to be a resident at the Cité internationale des Arts (Paris, France). 
Maria Pleshkova is a member of the studio hans lucas since 2016. 

Maria Pleshkova

Based in Moscou (Russia)

archive

Winter Series

Winter is the best time for minimalism. White snow covers earth. White snow looks like paper, pure and smooth. Trees and bushes are black like Chinese ink. Bran (...)

Afterlove

If we could escape from our memory, it would be much easier... But in the end our personalities are formed by our experiences, be they positive or negative. Unf (...)

Métamorphoses. Noir

Autoportraits à l'encre noire.

Epiphany Celebrations in Russia

Epiphany is a Christian feast day that marks the Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Russian Orthodox Church celebrates it on Janua (...)

Days of War : a Pillow Book I Series

"Days of War: a Pillow Book" is a diary about waiting. The project is based on my personal experience. The man I loved, who is a journalist, went to L (...)

Days of War : a Pillow Book I Book

"Days of War: a Pillow Book" is a diary about waiting. The project is based on my personal experience. The man I loved, who is a journalist, went to L (...)

In Memory of Chernobyl

I photographed the Chernobyl's exclusion zone and the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum. With this series I pay tribute to the Chernobyl disaster victims and  (...)

Kiev : Post-Apocalypse

I came to Kiev in late February 2014, when the bloodiest clashes were over. I focused on making pictures of the revolution aftermath. I paid special attention t (...)

Landscapes of Protest I Serie

Memory and place have always been deeply interconnected. The idea that place can hold meaning was central in Pierre Nora's doctrine of Memory Place. The interse (...)

Landscapes of Protest I Diptychs

Memory and place have always been deeply interconnected. The idea that place can hold meaning was central in Pierre Nora's doctrine of Memory Place. The interse (...)

Inside

"Inside" is a serie of surrealistic self-portraits. No post-production tips and tricks were used here - I work only with light and the body. A woman (...)

Portraits en commande