Marie Barthelsson works with staged photography and has over a two-year period transformed her living room and local environment into a photo studio. Barthelsson has used the portrait studio's backgrounds, studio lighting and props to create different scenes. Barthelsson explains that the photographs are a kind of diary entry that recounts a period of perceived seclusion in life. The starting point for this series has been her own experiences and memories.
Marie Barthelsson finished study a Master of Fine Arts Programme in Photography at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, June 2021. Before that she did her degree in the UK, BA (Hons) Photography, Kent Institute of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2004 with a First Class Honours.