Maya Smira is a professional photographer & visual artist. Her photography, video and installation work, is effected by her constant travels around the world. Her creative process is deeply involved in larger global and social issues and events, and is effected by her own experience. In 2012, she obtained a BA in Arts and Humanities, and a BFA in photography in Tel-Aviv. In 2014 she received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute New Genres department, along with the Ella King Torrey Award. She exhibit in both California and Israel, as well as several other countries in the world.