Maria is a Paraguayan-American photographer and geographer based in Rio de Janeiro working on assignments and long-term projects related to social and environmental issues in Latin America. 

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in Geography and the Environment and is currently working on her masters degree in Public Policy and Sustainable Development at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro while freelancing. 

Maria is a member of The Everyday Projects and a contributing photographer for Everyday Latin America. She is also one of the founding members of Everyday Paraguay, Colectivo Tierra Adentro (Paraguay) and a member of Women Photograph. 

Her work has been published in several news outlets, including recent work for The New York Times.

Other shows and exhibitions include:
- International Photography Festival GuatePhoto 2015 (Guatemala)
- Mes de la Fotografía en Paraguay, El Ojo Salvaje "Fotografía 3.0", Centro Cultural Juan de Salazar (Asunción)
- 1º Festival e Prêmio Latino Americano de Mobgrafia, Museu de Imagem e Som (São Paulo)
- Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental y Derechos Humanos (Asunción)

You can follow Maria on Instagram @mariamagdarre.

For assignments or inquiries you can reach her by email: maggie.arrellaga@gmail.com.