About

Mary Motley Kalergis is an author, photographer and interviewer, whose work bears witness to the bonds that connect individuals, families, and communities.

Her published books include Giving Birth (Harper & Row), Mother: A Collective Portrait (E.P. Dutton), Home of the Brave (E.P. Dutton), With This Ring: A Portrait of Marriage (The Chrysler Museum of Art), Seen and Heard: Teenagers Talk About Their Lives (Stewart, Tabori, & Chang), Charlottesville Portrait (Howell Press), Love In Black & White (Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing) and Considering Adoption (Atelerix Press.)

Her photographs have been featured in numerous anthologies and collections including Aperture’s Mothers and Daughters, Pantheon’s Generations, Stemmle’s In Their Mother’s Eyes, National Geographic’s Star Spangled Banner, Fawcett’s In Celebration Of Babies, and Andrews McMeel’s Waiting for Baby, Reflections and The Enduring Circle of Love.

Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; The Burden Gallery and the International Center of Photography in NYC; The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia; The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia; the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida; The San Antonio Museum of Art;, The Field Museum of Chicago; the Museum Fur Photographie in Stuttgart, Germany and the Diaframa Kodak Galleria in Milan, Italy.

Photographs by Mary have also appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, People, Time, Newsweek, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Seventeen Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire (France), The Guardian (London), and Camera Manuchi (Japan). Mary was formerly on the faculty of The International Center of Photography in New York and has served as “special stills” photographer on movie sets including Long Walk Home and Cousin Bette.

She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is currently finishing her eighth book, Considering Adoption, to be published by Atelerix Press in 2014.