In 2013 Yahoo chose to profile Patty Maher's work as part of a very limited series of videos promoting Flickr's top photographers. That video went viral, and firmly placed Maher as a prominent artistic voice in the conceptual and fine art photography space. Since then, Maher's work has been featured in countless online and print publications, garnered numerous prestigious contest wins, been exhibited and sold internationally, and is counted among the permanent roster of artists in several prominent galleries throughout the world. This book showcases her very unique style as the reader is taken on a visual journey through the key influences that go into Maher's artmaking. The work is divided into thematic sections that each begin with thoughtful and almost poetic commentary about her inspiration and thought processes. The result is an engaging and delightful visual journey.
Patty is widely known for hiding or obscuring the faces of her subjects, using only posture, gesture, symbol and colour to convey emotion and story. With a highly recognizable style that is inspired by literature, fairy tales and surrealist paintings, Maher explores the deep and often complex inner worlds of her subjects while at the same time considering notions of personal space, identity and transformation. Recently Maher won the 13th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron award and was awarded a solo show at Fotonostrum Gallery in Barcelona. She was also named a finalist in the prestigious Hassleblad Masters Competition2021 in the Art category.