Maria Friberg (b. 1966, Malmö, Sweden) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Most of Friberg's work revolves about themes of power, masculinity and man’s relationship to nature. In Friberg's images, she creates ambiguous tableaus that challenge preconceived notions about identity, gender and social hierarchies. Her most recent pieces look both outwards, to the challenges in contemporary society, and inwards, to a meditative state of mind. In these photographs and videos, the isolation and solitude of the individuals reflect issues in society at large. The men in Friberg's images are signs for men, trying to find their place in times of turmoil.