Maya Beano Nature of Dreams

“I have a lot of ideas in my head, but I struggle to express things verbally sometimes. I feel more eloquent when I’m taking photos.”

Maya Beano is a young scientist based in Cambridge, UK who has been passionate about the the visual arts since her teenage years. She was born and bred in Amman, Jordan and calls many places home. Maya sees photography as a form of visual poetry and presents her work in series, exploring themes such as loss, memory and identity.

Fascinated by landscapes that appear both timeless and futuristic, Maya sets out to find these places with her friends during their travels. She captures surreal moments in nature on 35mm film, and the resulting body of work is a mysterious wonderland of landscapes, portraits and emotions.

Maya’s photos have been published worldwide in magazines both online and in print and exhibited in Cambridge and London.

Discover more of Maya’s work here: Maya Beano

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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