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, United Kingdom who has been passionate about 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. Her images have been published worldwide in magazines both online and in print and exhibited in Cambridge and London.

– Discover “Nature of Dreams” and more of Maya’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

Portrait photograph of a woman with red lipstick and blue eyes in Oxford Street, London, UK by Francesco Gioia
© Francesco Gioia

2021 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD Deadline: 28 February 2021

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation. Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!


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

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