Mary Gelman is a photographer working in the Baltics. After getting a degree in sociology, she began to focus her photography on topics that include vulnerability and trauma and its implications, and the ideology of alternative communities. The most important part of her practice is diving deeper into issues and interactions with people by forming relationships where empathy, trust, and understanding is significant.
Mary’s work has been recognized by a number of significant photography awards including the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Pictures of the Year, Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award, Istanbul Photo Awards, Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest. She works for The New York Times, The Washington Post, UNICEF, and many others. She is a member of VII Photo Agency.