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Maria Lax is a London based photographer originally from a small town in Northern Finland. She is known for her use of colour and and experimental camera techniques. 

Recent clients include British Telecom, Virgin Records, Glass Magazine, Panasonic and Maya Njie perfumes. Her work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Maria is one of the winners of British Journal Photography’s Female in Focus awards 2019, a finalist for PHMuseum Photography grant 2020 and the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2020. ​

Maria's first monograph, Some Kind of Heavenly Fire was published in February 2020 and is currently on it's second print run. It was chosen as one of the photobooks of the year by Photobookstore. 

'Some Kind Of Heavenly Fire' is now available to order via Setanta Books

Represented by Stem Agency

Print sales: Open Doors Gallery


2021 Some Kind of Heavenly Fire solo exhibition - PHmuseum Photolab, Bologna, Italy
2020 Jakarta International Photography Festival  - Jakarta, Indonesia (postponed to 2021) 
2020 Singapore International Photo Festival - Singapore 
2020 Photo London - London, UK
2020 InCadaques Festival - Cadaques, Spain
2020 Lagos Photo Festival  - PH Museum Photography Grant Finalists – Lagos, Nigeria
2020 Imago Lisboa Photo Festival - Lisbon, Portugal
2020 Encontros da Imagem Discovery Awards - Praga, Portugal
2020 Verzasca Foto Festival - PH Museum Photography Grant Finalists - Valle Verzasca, Switzerland
2020 Helsinki Photo Festival - Helsinki, Finland 
2020 The Affordable Art Fair – Battersea, London
2020 Open Doors Gallery Landscape Exhibition & Book Launch - London
2020 British Journal of Photography Female in Focus 2019 – London & New York
2019 Open Doors Gallery Group Exhibition - London
2019 The Auction Collective “The Summer Auction” – Candid Arts, Lontoo 
2018 Open Doors Gallery Group Exhibition - London
2018 The Auction Collective – Menier Gallery, London
2017 Peckham International Art Fair – London
2017 Open Doors Gallery Group Exhibition - London
2017 If You Leave Showcase - London & New York
2016 Hen’s Teeth Prints X 3FE -Dublin
2016 Choice Cuts - The Royal Hibernarian Gallery, Dublin
2016 Artists in Residence - Hen’s Teeth Prints, Dublin
2015 Space Jamz  - Humble Arts Foundation, New York
2015 Of the Afternoon – London