Maya Barkai is an Israeli-born photographer who has been based in New York City for over 20 years, having graduated from the School of Visual Arts Photography Department. Her keen eye sees the little details that become the big trends in still life, technology, and design.

Specialties include food and still life product photography: Her studio is equipped with the most advanced camera and lighting technology, and she is available for on-location assignments, while also offering retouching and post-production services.

Clients include, but are not limited to, the TriBeCa Film Festival, Delta Airlines, Nike, Honda Acura,, MKG, It Cosmetics, L’oreal, Zagat Survey, Murray’s Cheese, Absolut Vodka, and Pernod Ricard.

Bio Barkai was a military photographer working for the Israeli Defense Forces Official Magazine (2000-2001), as she is the recipient of the National Press Photographers Foundation Grant. Her work was included in the Sony World Photography Awards, Quest and W Magazines, the Dancing Bear Collection, the George Eastman House Photography Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Barkai is the creator of Walking Men Worldwide , a series of Public Art installations that originated with Walking Men 99™ in Downtown Manhattan in 2010, and over the next decade was followed by a series of projects in collaboration with the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia, the City of Sydney, Australia, the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Fubon Art Foundation in Taipei. Additional works include Men At Work, at the Bat-Yam International Biennial in Israel, and Men At Work NYC, which wrapped around the construction of 4 World Trade Center and was selected for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2013 Year in Review.

Barkai lives and works in New York City, where she maintains an active commercial photography studio. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, and The Telegraph, among others.


Maya Barkai

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