Los Angeles–based photographer Marjorie Salvaterra’s work is full of drama, wit, and provocation. Her roles as a wife and mother inspired her ongoing interest in female community and the roles of women around the world. Salvaterra got her start in photography while on a film set in Morocco, and her startlingly unique work soon caught the attention of museums, galleries, and events around the world, including the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts; the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; the Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, France; and the Duncan Miller Projects Gallery and MOPLA Opening Night Solo Exhibit in Los Angeles. Her work was included in the George Eastman House auction at Sotheby’s, in New York, and she was a runner-up for the 2009 and 2010 Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Salvaterra attended New York University before moving to Los Angeles, where she currently lives with her husband and two children.