Artist
Maria Plotnikova Moscow, Russia

Maria Plotnikova likes to capture moments that only the camera can freeze. She enjoys street photography, but her primary passion is now sports photography. Maria was a professional sports photographer at both the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. She currently lives in Russia and admires the work of Gueorgui Pinkhassov.

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    About The Artist

    Maria Plotnikova likes to capture moments that only the camera can freeze. She enjoys street photography, but her primary passion is now sports photography. Maria was a professional sports photographer at both the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. She currently lives in Russia and admires the work of Gueorgui Pinkhassov.

    Artist Statement

    I was born in 1984 in Moscow. I studied Philology in Moscow State Pedagogical University. During my studies I started working as a photographer, which gradually led to my favorite genre, sports photography. For several years I lived in South America. Until 2010, I worked as a sports photographer in federal mass media. Currently I work as freelance photographer with leading Russian media and sports organizations. I've worked as a sports photographer at major sporting events, such as the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Mundial 2014 in Brazil, and the Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Street photography has been my passion since 2010.
    Between 2012 and 2016, I was a member of Vivo international collective of street photographers. One of my photographs was also selected by David Gibson for his book "100 Great Street Photographs."

    Awards

    2016 Energy of victories sports photography contest, second place
    2015 International competition of photojournalism of Andrei Stenin, Moscow, honorable mention of the jury in the category "The problems of our time"
    2014 Energy of victories sports photography contest, winner
    2013 Moscow Street photography Festival, winner
    2013 Vilnius Photo Circle Festival, “Hinchada” series, finalist
    2013 Miami Street Photography Festival, finalist
    2013 The Fence Festival, "Buenos Aires" series, finalist
    2012 International portfolio review of Festival of Light in Buenos Aires, “Marathon” series, winner
    2012 International Fine Art Photography Awards 2012, Paris, finalist
    2011 Contest “British "Shots" magazine's 2011 Young Photographer, finalist

    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Hear What Collectors Say About Maria's Work

    kevinlstrand@hotmail.com 11/9/2014 | 5:42 PM

    This photograph is awesome!!! I am talking about DOUBLE FLIP. Colors vibrant, love sports so good subject and very eye catching abstract photography. It is art and photography. I just bought a 20x30" DOUBLE FLIP. I was wondering if you could send a certificate of authenticity as well as sign it where appropriate. Front corner or the back, where you think would be the best. Thank you!!!

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