Birgit Maddox was born in Bietigheim/Baden in 1963 in Southern Germany. Trained in Traditional Printing and Design she developed a keen eye for spatial relations. She was first introduced to photography through a relative who worked at Leica in Wetzlar, East Germany. Starting out with 35 mm, she now works mostly with Medium Format mainly Hasselblad.

Communication with nature is the oldest, deepest form of spiritual practice, connecting us to our ancient ancestral knowledge. My continuous quest is to tap into the power of the elements, the mystery and what connects humanity with the natural world.
— Birgit Maddox

Birgit returns to her European roots every summer, continuously working on her project “Endangered” capturing the ways of old, simplicity, raw and pristine land and what is in danger of getting lost. She returns to her home in Pacific Grove, California, where she does most of her printing. Her work can be found at Photography West, Carmel and the Levin Gallery, Monterey California.