Maya Iman is a visual artist with a focus in photography, film and art direction. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, now based in Los Angeles. Her practice is guided by her interest in collaboration, as she works with her subjects to create safe and intimate spaces in an effort to not only achieve a beautiful image, but also disrupt the historical cycle of image-making that often disregards humanity.
Storytelling is manifested in her work through capturing authentic emotions and experiences. Her work explores the human experience and social inclusion in the communities of people of color. The preservation of stories, beliefs and emotions that she showcases is an invitation for her viewers to engage and experience the world of others.
VERSACE, MR. PORTER, NISSAN, INFINITI, EQT, ROC NATION, Universal music group, NIKE CHICAGO, SWGRUS
2021 MASTERPIECE II. BAND OF VICES. Los angeles 2021 through the eyes of a muse, black wall street gallery. new york 2019 Between vision + principle. arts incubator gallery. chicago
2018 this land is our land. mana contemporary. chicago
2017 flawed. amfm gallery. chicago
2021 PEERSPACE Space for change
2021 35s & 34s Photographer interview
2020 booooooom Photographer spotlight
2020 lenscratch photographers on photographers
2019 Chicago creatives