About.

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

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 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, Bloomberg News and others.

You can follow Maria on Instagram @mariamagdarre.

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

Links to recent work

- 2018 -

The New York Times - Women in Samba (assignment)
The New York Times - Week in Good News (photo of the week)
The New York Times - Far Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Widens Lead in Brazil’s Presidential Race (assignment)
The New York Times - Rio de Janeiro Elevator Attendants ‘Adore’ Their Dying, Chatty Trade (assignment)
The New York Times (en Español) - Jair Bolsonaro, el presidente electo de Brasil, sabe aprovechar las crisis
The New York Times - A Momentous Election in Brazil: What’s at Stake?
Bloomberg News (assignment)
Bloomberg News - Week in Photos
Estadão Internacional - Ascensoristas no Rio se Apegam à Profissão com os Dias Contados
Estadão Internacional - Mulheres no Samba
UOL Notícias