Category Archives: Personal


Many, if not all those near and dear to me know of my love for photography and culture.  My interest began as a kid while leafing through pages of National Geographic.  Two things fascinated me: a world I had yet to discover & the magical way in which it was captured. I began shooting as […]

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Please join me for Ascend the Andes

Experience the beauty and culture of the Andes by exploring Bolivia and Argentina.  Please join me and Agustina Diez Sierra on April 27th, at 7 pm at Maria Ponce Studio, located in the coach house of  4553 N. Wolcott Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 STIMULATE YOUR SENSES… Sight: PHOTOS by Maggie Rife and mixed-media pieces by […]

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Bolivia Gallery One

In November of 2011, I traveled to South America to photograph Agustina and Johann’s wedding. Before and after the wedding, I spent a few weeks traveling through parts of Argentina and Bolivia. In La Paz, Bolivia, Agustina and I started each morning with coco mate, an herbal tea to help with altitude sickness. Then, we […]

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