Born in Germany in 1964, Documentary and Travel Photographer Marja Schwartz is an autodidact photographer. When not on the road she resides in the picturesque village of Lake Tegernsee south of Munich, Germany.
Graduated and working as interior designer, project manager and real estate agent, Marja left the business world in 2012 to pursue her passions for travel and photography. From this day on Marja decided to dedicate herself entirely to photography.
“I view photography as a method of communication, a way to share and celebrate the understanding and love I have developed for the places, the people, the cultures, the nature and the wildlife I encounter in on travels.”
Today Marja works as a freelance photographer on editorial and commercial assignments worldwide. Her range of subjects is fairly broad, but whether Marja is photographing nomadic tribes in Namibia, endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Indian streetlife in the holy city of Varanasi or dreamlike landscapes in Myanmar, her common aim is always the same – to experience new things and to capture the personality and charm of each new location as only someone who truly appreciates it can.