Maya Barkai is a photographer based in New York City specializing in still life, product and food images. She received her B.F.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts. Her work use color, texture, and lighting to create unique and memorable moments.
Available for studio and on-location assignments, she has a deft hand when it comes to retouching and post-production as well.
Clients include the TriBeCa Film Festival, Delta Airlines, Nike, Honda Acura,, MKG, L’oreal, It Cosmetics, Zagat, Murray’s Cheese, and Pernod Ricard.
Maya lives in Manhattan with her husband and children.

Her public art project Walking Men Worldwide , is a series of installations that originated with Walking Men 99™ in Downtown Manhattan in 2010. Over the next decade, Walking Men expanded to include projects in collaboration with the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia, the City of Sydney, the city of Buenos Aires, and the Fubon Art Foundation in Taipei. Her follow up project Men At Work was featured at the Bat-Yam International Biennial in Israel, and Men At Work NYC, which wrapped around the construction site of 4 World Trade Center and was selected for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2013 Year in Review. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, and The Telegraph.

She is the recipient of the National Press Photographers Foundation Grant for her photojournalism work. Her images were included in the Sony World Photography Awards, Quest and W Magazines, the Tel Aviv Museum, and the George Eastman House Photography Museum.


Maya Barkai

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