Maria Sarafi explores with her photographic work the boundaries between reality and illusion and creates intimate, obscure, unsettling universes. Inspired by surrounding elements, objects, space, nature, and the human body, merged with her own emotions, memories and experiences, she translates them into images.


Maria grew up between Greece and Germany. Passionate about photography, she experiments with photography during her studies as a Computer Engineer in Greece.  Based in Switzerland since 2011, Maria rediscovers her artistic path, while pursuing a career as an IT Program Manager. Since 2014 she participates in workshops and masterclasses. Her work has been presented in exhibitions. In 2020 she enrolled in the Creative Practices Program of the International Center of Photography.


She speaks fluently greek, english, french and german.


+41 78 908 32 46


Trouble and Silence 
Galerie Marchande, Nyon, Switzerland, 31 October - 7 December 2019


Light-Up. A la recherche de son expression photographique

Banque Pictet, Geneva, Switzerland, 17 June - 17 July 2019


Trouble(s) - Les members de soutien de Focale exposent

Esp’Asse, Nyon, Switzerland, 2 - 14 December 2017


Silence - Masterclass Exhibition

Esp’Asse, Nyon, Switzerland, 3 - 15 December 2016


Entre ici et là – Outdoor Exhibition of Photo Club Pictet

Acacias Street, Geneva, Switzerland, 21 June - 21 July 2016


Cover photo of the novel “Carbon”, Kichli Publishing, Athens, Greece, 2017


“Regard(s)”, Banque Pictet’s Photo Club Review, Geneva, Switzerland, 2017


“Club Photo News”, Banque Pictet’s Photo Club Review, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016