Thank you - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's letter blog to Apple on 21 June, has touched a chord with artists who make a living, are trying to make a living or plan to make a living from their art.

It is our choice if we wish to do work pro-bono and we should not be at the dictates of large corporations to give work away for free if signing up to their sites or putting samples of our work there. Interestingly, the next day, on 22 June, AppleMusic changed their policy, saying that they will pay artists for work on their site. It has taken an artist of Taylor Swift's stature to bring about this change.

Julia Damassa, Storyteller, in rehearsal as the Bard
Thank you, Taylor Swift, for standing up for all artists, musicians, poets, actors, dancers and more.


Many social media sites can be useful for promotion, but the grabbing of contents rights (as in their Terms & Conditions) means that not everyone will subscribe to them. Taylor Swift's stance also means that members of the public are being made more aware that just because something is on the internet, it cannot simply be used and downloaded without due accreditation, etc.

                           Maria Bragoli 1448 Theatre Photography

On a related note, by prior agreement, I am providing selected production photography images from 1448 Leicester and 1448 Wolverhampton to artists and crew who provide a link to my website, where a wider selection of images can be seen.

Please note: I abide by copyright. All artists have signed releases. I can adapt or remove images on my website at artists' requests, by email. Images cannot be downloaded from my website - you can provide a link instead. I am not responsible for images added to social media or other sites. Any queries, you can email me at:


1448 Wolverhampton

1448 Wolves Theatre Festival - Launch Night 11th June 2015

 A selection of more production images - see:  1448 Theatre Photography

The 1448 Theatre Festival is taking the Midlands by storm. Now returning to its inaugural UK city of the great Wolverhampton, the 1448 festival will be at he Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.

Friday 12th June 2015
Saturday 13th June 2015

Phone Box Office: 01902 321 321

Arena Theatre
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton WV1 1SE


1448 - 2015 at The Y Theatre, Leicester

The 1448 Theatre Festival is in its third year at The Y Theatre, Leicester.

48 hours of creativity, over two days. With 7 plays per day - brand-newly written overnight, delivered in the morning, rehearsed in the afternoon and with two performances  of each play each evening. Creative, inspiring, never before seen.

Friday 8th May.  Saturday 9th May
Performances start: 8pm and 10.30pm

Exhibition of theatre production photography 

  Friday 8 May - Saturday 30 May  

A selection of atmospheric shots from a number of 1448 theatre productions at:
    The Y Theatre
    7 East Street
    Leicester LE1 6EY
 Phone:  0116 255 6507

The photographic exhibition coincides with the 1448 event on 8th & 9th May, as well as the children's version, 1448 Takeover, culminating in a series of world premier plays created by children and performed on Saturday 30th May.

1448 Takeover at The Y Theatre, in association with Spark Children's Arts Festival:
          4 plays written by children working with professional writers
         Saturday 30th May. Performances: 6pm.  Suitable for all ages

For a selection of images over a number of 1448 theatre festivals:

     See: 1448 Leicester 2013, 2014, 2015



Special Two Day Opening - White Street Gallery, Kibworth

There will be a special opening this week for two days at Kibworth's White Street Gallery. This is to allow pick up of my fine art photographic work and discussing bespoke commissions. There will also be a range of delicately designed Joma jewellery, sold by White Street Gallery, that make beautiful gifts for family, friends and oneself!

If you are interested in fine art photography, are looking for distinctive work to enhance a particular interior or simply wish to see my work close up, you are welcome to drop by during these two days:

 Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April 2015

  10.30am - 3.30pm

White Street Gallery

56 High Street, Kibworth, Leicestewrshire LE8 0HQ

Please note that at other times the gallery is  open by appointment, as a result of enquiries or work ordered. 

For enquiries about my fine art work and to view my work outside of these two days, please phone 07926 3920890


Current stockists & galleries

Maria Bragoli Fine Art Photography at Kitchens & Interior Design, Market Harborough

Maria Bragoli Fine Art Photography - available from:

Kitchens & Interior Design Ltd., King's Head Place, Market Harborough LE16 7 JT 

Phone: 01858 465 726

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm   Saturdays: 9am- 4pm  
Closed: Sundays & Bank Holidays

 For more details and other stockists & galleries, go to:
                 Current Exhibitions & Galleries