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Marie Triller is a photographer residing in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Her photographs have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions including New York and London. She has received numerous honors and awards including two New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA) Strategic Opportunity Stipends. Her work is included in the George Eastman House Permanent Collection and the National 9.11 Memorial and Museum Collection, among others.
Triller participated in both the landmark Here Is New York – A Democracy of Photographs and The September 11 Photo Project, both of which sprung up in Soho, NYC shortly after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Inspired by these events, Triller set out to share her images of makeshift 9.11 memorials and the constant flow of mourners converging on the site whom she had photographed in the weeks and months following the attacks. Titled Remembrance, the project was exhibited at several institutions on each September 11 anniversary. The project was featured on Professional Photographer website.
Triller then set out to document the annual 9.11 memorial service at Ground Zero where thousands gathered to honor those who lost their lives there. Entitled Ten Years: Remembering 9.11 (John Isaacs Books, New York) the book includes a foreword by NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and an afterword by Eleanor Heartney of Art in America. The book was featured on ProPhotoDaily website.
On assignment for Labor Religion Coalition of New York State, Triller has twice documented life on the U.S.(Texas)/Mexico border at Matamoros and Cuidad Juarez. The book BORDER WITNESS /Youth Confront Nafta (written by Maureen Casey) features Triller’s photographs exclusively. The project was honored at Bread and Roses Gallery in New York City. Triller later pursued an independent project about the plight of returned migrants at the U.S.(Arizona) border at Nogales. The resulting solo
exhibition entitled Sin Lugar (Without a Place) was included in the major citywide exhibition Los Desaparecidos (The Disappeared) sponsored by University of Texas at El Paso.
Triller’s ongoing Secrets of Belize project chronicles life in its small coastal villages. Solo exhibitions of the work have been held at the Gulisi Garifuna Museum in Dangriga, Belize, and Chashama Gallery, New York City. Triller has photographed the Belize Eye Mission Project as well as clients of BCVI (Belize Council for the Visually Impaired). This work has been exhibited at The Image Factory Gallery in Belize City, Belize.
Triller received her MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a BS in Art Education from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY where she recently was honored as a Prominent Alumni. She has taught photography at several institutions including Union College, Schenectady, NY, Albany College of Pharmacy and the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.
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