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: OPEN CALL Deadline: 2 January 2020

Regardless of genres, this month we encourage all photographers to share with us their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: there are no boundaries and you are free to submit any kind of work.

We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine: Edit carefully and show us what you’ve got!


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

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