MARO VERLI

Burma

Photographer & Communications

BIO

    • UM Media Athens, Greece
      2015
      Media Communication Executive

    • Master in Business Administration
      2008
      MBA Graduated & Bachelor in Marketing

  • Photo exhibition
    2013
    «GIVE + TAKE love, hope, light, smile” – Fundraising Photo exhibition in Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

    • Myanmar
      Sep 2014
      I quit my job and I move to Myanmar

  • Eton House Preschool
    2015
    Core English Teacher

    • 1st Award in Florence Biennale
      2015
      For the project “From Myanmar… with Love” in the International Contemporary Art Case, Biennale

  • My GReek sUMMER #GRummer
    2015
    Visual Photo Project / 10.000 views during the first week

    • Frontier Myanmar Magazine
      2016
      Editorial Photographer

  • Goethe Institute
    2016
    Photo Exhibition “From Myanmar…with Love”

    • Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar
      2016-2017
      Visual and Content Communication-Photographer

  • ActionAid International – Myanmar
    2017
    Communication Consultant

    • Photo Exhibition on Yangon Public Transport
      2017
      Organised by the European Union, Myanmar

  • Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
    2017
    Communication Manager in Nigeria

Awarded Photographer and Communication Expert, with more than 10 years of experience working in multi-cultural environments. I am certified by the Irish Centre for Human Rights National University of Ireland, in Galway with an academic background in Marketing & Business Administration (M.B.A/ Kentucky University, United States).

The photographic exhibition on behalf of the European Union in Myanmar (2017). The photo exhibition about the EU development cooperation in Myanmar took place in Yangon public transport facilities (Ferry boat, trains and bus lines).

The “Rakhine State crisis” essay (Myanmar, 2016). Nominated in the SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence on behalf of Frontier Myanmar Magazine (2017).

Awarded by the International Florence Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition (Italy, 2015) for the personal photo project “From Myanmar… with Love” (Myanmar. 2014), a collection of 100 answers by Myanmar people in the question “What is the meaning of Love?”.

“My Greek summer #GRummer” (Greece, 2015) is a visual photo project for the promotion of Greek tourism, hit 10.000 views in 1 week, broadcasted in National Greek TV channels and published in a variety of web pages.

“GIVE + TAKE love, hope, light, smile” (Greece, 2013). Fundraising photo exhibition conveying the message that “voluntarism has no borders”. A photo collection from my voluntary mission in Vietnam. The exhibition gained great media attention from a multi-cultural audience exceeded the estimated raised funds.

My portfolio includes humanitarian and documentary visual and content assignments and collaborations with reputable organizations; the European Union Delegation of Myanmar, Frontier Myanmar Magazine, ActionAid organization etc; Features for Rakhine State & Rohingya in IDP camps. Bajau Sea Gypsies in Borneo, Yangon homeless people etc. Moreover commercial and corporate assignments in Greece, Italy, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia; Novotel Hotel, Le Planteur restaurant, Pomelo store, Samahita Yoga Retreat etc

I believe that every human being hides a young ‘Super Hero’ within. Through my photos, I try to give voice to that hero by revealing their feelings, thoughts, ethics, and experience. Photography does not ‘capture’ only a moment. In that very moment, photography reveals something that brings in many years of historical, political, and cultural facts.

That’s why I always try to communicate with people, interact with them, and know about their backgrounds… Photography is a form of visual communication, sometimes stronger than the verbal one.

“Dream Big and Think Positive”

these thoughts are my inspiration

Every Big dream becomes a new goal and every difficulty I face, an opportunity to learn during my personal journey.

This is Life and this is what I Love… Life.