Maria Finitzo is a filmmaker, writer, and photographer. Her filmmaking careers spans over 25 years, resulting in a body of work that has won every major broadcast award including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred E duPont Award. Her films have screened in festivals and theaters around the world. After completing her last film, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE, Maria decided to return to photography, an early love, to explore the power of visual narratives. She has studied with Maggie Taylor, John Paul Caponigro, Susan Burnstine, Holly Roberts, Reid Callanan, Keith Carter, Elena Dorfman, Jay Maisel, and Ernst Haas.