“In an era of digital manipulation, filters and color saturation, it is pleasing to see an artist embracing the traditions of monochrome photography.”
— GORDON CRAIG, CURATOR
Maureen J Haldeman, a native of The Netherlands and raised in Montreal now resides in Malibu, California where she established MJH Photography specializing in portraiture. After attending art history and fine art photography studies at UCLA under Robert Heineken, she began photographing the natural landscape – primarily abstractions of the ocean. Her interest in abstractions and architecture drew her focus to the urban landscape and the abstractions inherent in architecture.
Maureen has taught photography and darkroom skills at the college level and done freelance work for publications including The Los Angeles Times. She has been commissioned to do private photographic projects for the entertainment industry and her photographs are often used for film and television set design. Many of her images have been featured in photographic publications including Black and White Magazine, Artillery Magazine, Silvershots, L’Oeil de la Photographie and Lenscratch and have appeared on Duncan Miller Gallery’s ‘YourDailyPhotograph.com’ in Los Angeles, making them available for international sales. She has exhibited her work in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and art fairs throughout the United States and abroad, including exhibitions in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Budapest, Barcelona, Rome and most recently Athens, Greece.
Her photographs are part of private collections, The City of Malibu’s public collection, the Los Angeles Public Library archives and the Bieneke Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Haldeman was appointed to serve as a member of the Malibu Arts Task Force, the first committee formed by the City of Malibu to identify public art opportunities and implement a public arts policy for the City.
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, California
Malibu Art Association, Malibu, California
International Association of Art-USA
American Photographic Artists-LA
Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, California
Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, Massachusetts
Maureen Haldeman is represented by Fabrik Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, California