Maria Millan is a London-based Photographer & Film Director originally from Venezuela. She studied Mass Media and Audiovisual Art and has a background in film and television commercials where she used to design and build sets. Millan moved to London in 2011 and started working as an Production Designer for different production houses and shooting stills for numerous English and American magazines as well as working closely with designers. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Ellements, Fruk, Huff, Metal, Funckin' Young, Jute, Eclectic Magazine among others. It has also been exhibited as part of the ‘Contemporary Art Fair 2012’ in Beijing, China. Additionally, her images have been included in the ‘Story of Creativity’ (2012) and ‘Creative’s rising’ (2013) exhibitions in New York City.
Millan is usually the creative director for her shoots but she also likes to dress the set and takes the time to direct models.
Recently she shot a short film titled "The Refuge" as part of her crowdfunding campaign in order to make the feature film from the same story. The film was based on her time volunteering in a women's rights organization.
Since then Maria Millan aims with her work to call attention in gender disparity.
Here you can find some of her work as a set designer: mariamillanart.blogspot.co.uk
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