Mari Boman is a Finnish-born Berlin-based photographer with a BA in Photography with Human Rights from University of Roehampton, London. Apart from her research based photography practice Mari also engages in community photography projects.

The handmade special edition (and self-published) book Dry the River is bound by Marianne Bjornmyr. This edition is limited to 30 books (plus artist's copies for exhibition and competition purposes). Please contact me for further information.


2023 - Hildahamn/Hildatown at Mariehamn Library, Finland 6 September to 8 October. Private view and book launch 6 September from 6 p.m.

2019 - Hildahamn (en kakelugn i varje rum) at GALLERIET , Torggatan 15, Mariehamn, Finland 2 May to 1 June. Private view 2 May.

2018 - About Schönholzer Heide and its Hidden Histories (Dennoch Köstlich Amüsiert) at Schoenholz Brasserie, Wolfshagener Str. 87, 13187 Berlin 6-31 December 2018. Opening on Thursday 6 December from 8 p.m.

2018 - 4 Years at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Projektraum, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin 20-22 April. Opening on Thursday 19 April at 7 p.m. Group exhibition curated by the Ostkreuz photographer Thomas Meyer.

2014 - Dry the River at Brighton Photo Fringe 2014 (BPF14) in Brighton 4 October to 2 November. Vantage Point, 7th floor, New England Rd, Brighton. BPF14 launch party on 4 October.

2014 - Dry the River at Freerange 2014 in the Truman Brewery (T4, Ely's Yard, 15 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR) 13-16 June. Private view 12 June

Art Grants

2023 - Folke Wickström Memory Fund 

2022 - Aland Cultural Delegation

2022 - The Swedish Arts Foundation in Finland

2021 - Alands Vänner

2019 - Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygrén Foundation

2018 - The Swedish Arts Foundation in Finland

2018 - The Council for Arts and Culture, Local Municipality of Pankow, Berlin


2015 - Dry the River book shortlisted for the Spine Dummy Award

Using Format