Maya fardoun

Born and raised in West Africa (Monrovia, Liberia), Lived in Lebanon for 5 years, moved to the US at 21 years of age. I am an only daughter with 3 amazing brothers.

I photograph mainly people and abandoned architecture. I use alot of my photography for charity and non profit organizations.

I often try to reveal beauty in unexpected places and engage the play of irony. I like a little disorder and accident; it reveals the nature of things and persons and so returns photography to an honest medium (as Edward Weston said it should be). Too much of what is presented as beautiful is too purposeful and ordered, and so becomes sterile and empties the objects of meaning. A camera should help the world to breathe.

I am not a great writer, so i use my photos to speak.

I am a perfectionist yet i do not make my bed in the morning.