Maria Teresa Ponce (1974, Ecuador) is a photographer and artist based in Quito, Ecuador. She has a BA in architecture from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts. She has participated in several national and international exhibitions including PHOTOESPANA (Spain), DAEGUPHOTO BIENNALE (South Korea), Bienal do Mercosul (Brasil), The Havana Biennial (Cuba), S-Files in Museo del Barrio (New York), Buenos Aires Photo (Argentina), Valoarte (Costa Rica), OPTICA Festival (Spain) and the Cuenca International Biennial (Ecuador). Ponce´s work is included in several book publications including Ciudades y Contaminación (Lunwerg Editores), Laberintos de Miradas (Claudi Carreras, ED.), Don’t Know/Refused. Contemporary Photographic Practices from Latin America (Rodrigo Alonso ED). Her work has also been mentioned in international reviews including The New York Times and Arte Al Dia International Magazine of Contemporary Art. Ponce’s work is part of several public and private collections including MALBA: Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Museo del Barrio (NY), Queens Museum of Art (NY) and the Municipal Museum of Guayaquil (Ecuador). Ponce is currently a full-time professor of the University of San Francisco of Quito Photography Department.