London, United Kingdom
Maja Daniels’ photographic work focuses on human relations in a Western, contemporary environment. Having studied journalism, photography and sociology, she uses sociology as a frame of research and approach to her self-initiated long-term personal projects.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, such as the 2011 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and the 2013 Contour by Getty Portrait Prize. She was a participant in the 2012 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and she was recently nominated for the 2013 Prix Pictet.
Daniels’ photographs have been included in exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts (London), The Photographers Gallery (London), The National Portrait Gallery (London), Somerset House (London), Belfast Exposed (Belfast) and Getxophoto (Bilbao). In 2013 she had her first solo exhibition at Galerie Polka in Paris.
She has received bursaries to develop personal projects by the John Kobal Foundation and the Arts Council and she is regularly invited by schools, independent organizations and galleries to talk about her approach to photography.
She is regularly commissioned by the weekly and monthly press (including New York Magazine, The Guardian Weekend, FT Magazine, Le Monde Magazine) and frequently invited by schools, independent organizations and galleries to talk about her work and her approach to photography. She also collaborates with social scientists, using photography as a tool within academic research.