Photo By Maria Peterson

Photo By Maria Peterson


I am an activism, lifestyle, and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. My interest in photography developed while earning a B.A. in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. My personal work is largely inspired by bringing attention to environmental injustices and their resulting impact on communities, many of which go ignored in the public eye. 

Since fall 2016, I've been serving as an associate board member of APA LA,  a non-profit association for professional photographers. 


Awards & Exhibitions: 

WADEM Congress Art Show 2017 Exhibition in Toronto, Canada: Curator's Choice Award Winner & People's Choice Award Winner

Protest Art Show Exhibition at the Neutra Museum, 2017

Off The Clock 2017 APA/LA Personal Photography Exhibition

Photo LA 2017  Open Show's exhibition & APA LA's OTC 2016 exhibition

APA National Award Winner: 2016 Emerging 3rd place

Off The Clock 2016 APA/LA Personal Photography Exhibition 

International Photography Awards 2016: 3rd Place in People category, Honorable mention in Editorial/Political category, and Honorable mention in Portrait category

Moscow International Foto Awards: 2016 Science Category 1st place & Science-Environment subcategory 1st place Selected Artist

Open Show Los Angeles: 2016 Presenter, Porter Ranch Gas Blowout 

PX3 Paris Photography Prize: 2016 Book proposal 2nd place, Press / Political 2nd place, 

Photo LA 2016 ASMP/LA "Awakenings" exhibition

Eisner Prize Winner in photo-imaging at the University of California, Berkeley


Client List:

Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

University of Southern California

Food and Water Watch

Save Porter Ranch 

Hilton & Hyland

Afterglow Magazine

Flaunt Magazine

Glitter Magazine

The Spirit Consultants

The Klub Gymnastics


APA LA's "Off The Clock 2016" exhibition

APA LA's "Off The Clock 2016" exhibition

Open Show Presentation 2016

Open Show Presentation 2016