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Hi, thanks for stopping by! 

My name is Maria, and I am a photographer based in Philadelphia. 

My specialty is people and building stories. I work on commercial, wedding, and editorial photography. 

I was born in Bulgaria. My father applied for the Green Card Lottery after a game of cards (no joke). He won, and when I was nine my family immigrated to the States.

I studied Journalism with a specialty in photography at Temple University.

Since graduating in 2012, I landed a photography staff position with The Northeast Times and began expanding my repertoire to include weddings and commercial work.

Recently, I decided to leave the paper to devote myself full time to Maria Young Photography. 

When I'm not at a photo shoot, I like to kick back and eat Nutella while reading a book about whales (the heart wants what it wants). I'm married to my best friend and we have two cats. I like to hike and explore.


Clients:

The Northeast Times

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Daily News

Philadelphia City Paper

Philly Weekly

The Metro (Philadelphia branch)

South Philly Review

The Star

Midweek Wire

Reuters

Axisphilly.org

US Candids

Disston Precision Inc.

Abington Friends School

Independent Mission Schools

Zagat

Eater

 

AWARDS:

2016:

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times, first place for sports photo "Boxer"

2015:

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, Philadelphia City Paper, second place for News Photo "Power of Forgiveness"

2014

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times, second place for Feature Photo "The Champ"

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times, second lace for Photo Story "One final salute"

2013

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times, first place for News Photo "Goodbye"

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times, second place for News Photo "Fallen Stars"

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times,  second place for Feature Photo "Honoring our Heroes"

Professional Keystone Press Award by Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Northeast Times, honorable mention for Feature Photo "Batman"

 
 

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