Mary Gelman is a photographer working in the Baltics. After getting a degree in sociology, she was involved in photography and focused on topics such as vulnerability and trauma, its implications, life and ideology of alternative communities. The most important part of her practice is diving deeper into the issues and interactions with people, where empathy, trust, and understanding is significant.
Mary has been a winner of different competitions. She’s the recipient of 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.