Maria Espeus

Maria Espeus is a photographer born in Boras, Sweden in 1949. She began her professional career in 1968. She lived and worked in Paris between 1971 and 1976 and finally she based in Barcelona in1977 where she began to develop a successful and fruitful career collaborating with advertising agencies, public institutions, publishing houses and Spanish and international magazines and newspapers.

She was the official portrait photographer of the 1992 Olympic Game ceremonies in Barcelona.

She has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions halls and has received several rewards, including the National Culture Award CoNCA 2017.

She also has been DoP for the documentary Las variaciones Gould (1992) by Manuel Huerga and Director of the insert Retrato in the film Septiembres (2007) by Carlos Bosch.



Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos (Barcelona 1982), Sala Vinçon (Barcelona 1991), Expo’92  (Sevilla 1992), Centro Cultural La Caixa (Barcelona 1994), Fundación Guifré (Barcelona 2003), Galería María José Castellví (Barcelona 2007, 2009), Foyer of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona 2008), Palau Robert (Barcelona 2009) and in the Abecita Konstmuseum (Boras, Sweden 2012), Fundació Setba (Barcelona 2015), DHUB (Museu del Disseny de Barcelona 2015), La Capella (Barcelona 2017), Fundació Setba (Barcelona 2017), TMB (Barcelona 2017), Museu Palau Solterra (Fundació Vila Casas – Torroella de Montgrí 2019).

Maria has permanent exhibitions at the hotels GTower in Kuala Lumpur and at the H1898, U232 and Gran Via hotels in Barcelona. They display her photographs taken in the Malaysia, Philippines and Barcelona, respectively.



H1898” is a selection of work from the Philippines published by Nuñez y Navarro.

Rehabilitación” images of their singular buildings throughout the city of Barcelona published by Nuñez y Navarro.

El Otro / The Other” a particular vision of Barcelona’s Raval neighborhood (Barcelona 2007) published by Novaera Publications.




Award for best medicine commercial in 1996 for Bayer Aspirin.
Silver Lion in Cannes 2002 for the film Orígenes: Año internacional Gaudí.
Premio Qwerty 2007, awarded by BarcelonaTV, for the book “El otro/The other”.
Premi Nacional de Cultura CoNCA 2017.



Vogue, Uomo Vogue, Time, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Elle, Marie-Claire, El País, La Vanguardia among others.



Bassat Ogilvy & Mather, Bates, Delvico, Lowe Pirella, McCann-Erickson, Publicis Casadevall Pedreño, S, C, P, F., Tandem DDBO, TAPSA, Tiempo BBDO, Walter Thompson.



Ajuntament de Barcelona, Asociación contra la Anorexia y la Bulimia (ACAB), Banco Sabadell, Barcelona Televisió, BBVA, Canal +, Ediciones Zeta, Expo Sevilla ’92, Generalitat de Catalunya, JJOO Barcelona ’92, La Caixa, PSC, PSOE, Ballantines, Bayer, BMW, Burberrys, Cutty Sark, Ducados, Gas Natural, Gemma, Goldis Tower Kuala Lumpur, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Havanna Club, Lucky Strike, Margarita Feixas, Martini, Nestlé, Nuñez y Navarro, Once, Osborne, Patricia, Planeta Ed., Port Aventura, Puig perfumes, Ron Gavanes, Superga, Toni Miró.

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