Maria Sturm (*1985, Romania) received a diploma in Photography from FH Bielefeld in 2012 and a MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. She is a Fulbright and DAAD scholar.
Her work “You don't look Native to me” about the unrecognized Lumbee Tribe won the SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging '17, was nominated for Vonovia Award, shortlisted for PhotoLondon La Fabrica Book Dummy Award and exhibited in the German Consulate New York, Clamp Art New York, Encontros da Imagem, at Artists Unlimited Bielefeld and Aperture Foundation New York.
"For Birds' Sake" was exhibited during FotoIstanbul, Bitume Photofest, Organ Vida, Format Festival, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. It was a finalist at PHE OjodePez Award for Human Values, Renaissance Photography Prize and shortlisted at Arles Author Book Award '16 and Prix Levallois '17.
"Be Good" has won several prizes including the New York Photo Award '12 and the DOCfield Barcelona Dummy Award 15'.