Mara Blom Schantz


Artist Statement

I work exclusively in black and white film of various formats and using various cameras. From medium format, to 35mm to 4×5, I utilize the medium to convey my message. Although my favorite subject is the human person and my goal is to convey a small part of each of my subject’s own unique story, I also find certain objects and textures very intriguing.


Mara learned photography under her parents, both of whom were professional photographers. From a young age she was a voyeur, studying people and wondering about their stories. She has been a professional photographer, focusing on photographing families and children with black and white film since 1998. Recently, she has expanded into more personal projects, also using black and white film exclusively.

Mara Schantz
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