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       Robin is a versatile photographer whose goal from every session is to capture the authenticity of her subjects. Having had a camera in hand since the ripe age of eight years old, she has developed a keen eye for documenting the magic in the mundane through visual storytelling.

 

       In 2012, at the age of fourteen, Robin received her first professional camera and started her photography business. From fellow dancers at her studio to young family members and friends at the magnet high school she attended, she developed a deeply rooted love for the art of portrait-making.

 

       Inspired by life, grief, and vulnerability, Robin has blended a love for documentary story-telling and fine art expression through stark, intense, and often emotional photographs.

 

      During her time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Robin fell head over heels for darkroom practices and making tangible objects with photographs. Printing processes such as cyanotypes, Mordançage, screen printing, and photographic etching have further pushed her to explore other mediums that can enhance any given photograph.

 

       At the root of all of her work is the desire to tell stories, but what makes Robins heart stop is creating an all-encompassing experience with her photographs. Each of the solo exhibitions she has put on have all had a common thread and that is to reach out to her audience with the hope that they will exit with an emotional connection to the stories that are being told.

 

       Since the completion of her degree at SCAD, Robin has planted her roots in the little big city that is Savannah, Ga. She has not only continued to photograph the children and families that are the reason she decided to stay here, but she has spread her wings in ways she never expected. Now what her friends call “the peoples photographer”, she has branched out to capture more local businesses, events, and milestone moments than she can keep up with.

 

       Robins “social butterfly” trait was taken to an entirely different level when “It’s a Thursday” was born. What started out as a fun project has turned into a two year, community-driven and inspired documentation of the city of Savannah - with Robin being the “Wizard behind the curtain”.

 

      A friend of hers once sent her a letter saying this: “You have a gift…and its not just talent…It’s like you were selected to leave our legacy. The power you have… you can tell your own story, my story, and their story…” and that is exactly what Robin intends to do.

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R O B I N  E L I S E  M A A Y A

 

2 2 8 . 3 4 3 . 9 9 1 1

 

R O B I N . M A A Y A @ G M A I L . C O M

 

R O B I N M A A Y A . C O M

 

 

E D U C A T I O N  :

 

S A V A N N A H  C O L L E G E  O F  A R T  A N D  D E S I G N,  2 0 2 1

 

S U M M A  C U M  L A U D E

 

B F A   P H O T O G R A P H Y  -

F I N E  A R T  /  D O C U M E N T A R Y  C O N C E N T R A T I O N

 

 

 

A W A R D S  /  H O N O R S  :

O C T.  2 0 2 1 - F E B.  2 0 2 2  S E L E C T E D  S C A D  A L U M N I  A T E L I E R   A S S O C I A T E 

2 0 2 1 / 2 0 2 2  U N I O N  M I S S I O N /  S C A D  S E R V E  M I S S I O N  O F  M E R C Y

                          S E L E C T E D  P H O T O G R A P H E R

 

2 0 1 7 - 2 0 2 1  S C A D  P O R T F O L I O  S C H O L A R S H I P  R E C I P I E N T

 

2 0 1 7 - 2 0 2 1  S C A D  A C A D E M I C  S C H O L A R S H I P  R E C I P I E N T

 

2 0 1 7 - 2 0 2 1  S C A D  S T U D E N T  I N C E N T I V E  S C H O L A R S H I P  R E C I P I E N T

 

 

 

 

 

S E L E C T E D  S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S  :

 

2 0 2 2    H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E  : R E V I S I T E D  

               C E D A R  H O U S E  G A L L E R Y   S A V A N N A H , G A

2 0 2 2   M I S S I O N  O F  M E R C Y ,  U N I O N  M I S S I O N  “P A R K E R  H O U S E”

              S A V A N N A H , G A  -  P E R M A N A N T  G A L L E R Y

 

2 0 2 2  I T ’ S  A  T H U R S D A Y , S A V O Y  S O C I E T Y

            S A V A N N A H, G A

 

2 0 2 1  H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E ,  C E D A R  H O U S E  G A L L E R Y

            S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 2 1 - 2 0 2 2   H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E

                          M A T T H E W  R E A R D O N  C E N T E R  F O R  A U T I S M

                          S A V A N N A H , G A  -  P E R M A N E N T  G A L L E R Y 

 

2 0 1 9  M O U L T I N G , T H E  L O F T , S A V A N N A H , G A

 

​2 0 1 9  G I R L S  W A R D :  L E F T,  T H E  L OF T , S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 1 9  G I R L S  W A R D :  L E F T,  O H I O  N O R T H E RN  U N I V E R S I T Y

            A D A , O H

 

2 0 1 9  G I R L S  W A R D :  L E F T,  S T A G E  A D A P T A T I O N

             B A S E D  O N  T H E  B O O K

             O H I O  N O R T H E R N  U N I V E R S I T Y , A D A , O H

 

 

 

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N S  /  P U B L I C A T I O N S :

2 0 2 2   S U L F U R  S T U D I O S  "L O O K!"

             S A V A N N A H , G A 

2 0 2 1   "A L E X A N D E R  I N K"  S C A D  -  S A V A N N A H , G A 

2 0 2 1  M F A  P H O T O G R A P H Y  R E V I E W S  "H O M E C O M I N G"

2 0 2 1  L O C A L  A R T I S T  S H O W C A S E , C E D A R  H O U S E  G A L L E R Y

            S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 2 1  C U M U L U S  P H O T O L A B O R  O F  L O V E , O N L I N E  G A L L L E R Y

2 0 2 1  C U M U L U S  P H O T O , "L A B O R  O F  L O V E"

 

2 0 2 1  L U N A  C O L L E C T I V E , "I N T R O S P E C T I O N"

2 0 2 0  S C A D  D I S T R I C T,  P O R T  C I T Y  R E V I E W,

              S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 2 0  A R T  O F  P O R T R A I T , N E W  Y O R K  C I T Y , N E W  Y O R K

 

2 0 1 9  P H O T O  P L A C E  G A L L L E R Y , C H I L D H O O D,

            M I D D L E B U R R Y , V A

 

2 0 1 9  P O R T  C I T Y  R E V I  E W , S A V A N N A H , G A

2 0 1 9  S C A D  D I S T R I C T,  P O R T   C I T Y  R E V I E W,

             S A V A N N A H,  G A

 

2 0 1 9  G I R L S  W A R D : L E F T,  A R T I S T S  B O O K  S Y M P O S I U M,  S C A D,

             A T L A N T A , G A

 

2 0 1 8  T H E R E , T H E I R , T H E Y ’ R E , S A V A N N A H , G A

 

 

 

 

M O N O G R A P H S  :

2 0 2 3  I T ’ S  A  T H U R S D A Y :  T H E  B O O K  O F  E V E R Y T H I N G

2 0 2 2  I T ’ S  A  T H U R S D A Y  V O L U M E  I I

 

2 0 2 1  I T ’ S  A  T H U R S D A Y  V O L U M E  I

 

2 0 2 1  H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E

 

2 0 2 1  S E N I O R  C O L L E C T I V E

 

2 0 1 9  M O U L T I N G

 

2 0 1 9  G I R L S  W A R D : L E F T

 

2 0 1 9  II

 

2 0 1 9  L A N C A S T E R  B L V D.

 

 

 

E X P E R I E N C E S  /  E M P L O Y M E N T :

2 0 1 3 - 2 0 2 3  R O B I N  E L I S E  P H O T O G R A P H Y

                          S E L F  O W N E D  A N D  O P E R A T E D  B U S I N E S S

2 0 2 3       S C A D  V I S U A L  M E D I A  F R E E L A N C E  P H O T O G R A P H E R

                 S A V A N N A H, G A

 

2 0 2 1      H E N N Y  P E N N Y  A R T  S P A C E  A N D  C A F E

               S A V A N N A H, G A

 

2 0 1 9 - 2 0 2 0   C H R I S T I N E  H A L L  P H O T O G R A P H Y , P H O T O  E D I T O R

                            S A V A N N A H, G A

 

2 0 1 9 - 2 0 2 0  "J U N K  T O  F U N K"  P H O T O G R A P H E R

                           S A V A N N A H, G A

 

2 0 1 9 - 2 0 2 0   S C A D  O F F I C E  O F  S T U D E N T  I N V O L V E M E N T

                           O F F I C E  A S S I S T A N T , S A V A N N A H , G E O R G I A

 

2 0 1 9   A F R I C A N  I M P A C T,   D O C U M E N T A R I A N  P H O T O G R A P H E R

             S T.  L U C I A,  K W A  Z U L U - N A T A L  

2 0 1 8  - 2 0 2 0  S C A D , O R I E N T A T I O N  A S S I S T A N T

                             S A V A N N A H, G A

 

2 0 1 8  S C A D  F I L M  F E S T ,  R E D  C A R P E T  P H O T O G R A P H E R

             S A V A N N A H, G A

 

P R E S S : 

2 0 2 3   C O N N E C T  S A V A N N A H,  "S U P E R  S T A R :  P H O T O G R A P H E R  R O B I N  M A A Y A"

2 0 2 3  S A V A N N A H  N O W ,  "I T ' S  A  T H U R S D A Y : T W O  Y E A R  A N N I V E R S A R Y"

            S A V A N N A H , G A

2 0 2 2  S A V A N N A H  N O W ,  "I T ' S  A  T H U R S D A Y"

            S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 2 2  T H E  S A V A N N A H I A N , "I T ' S  A  T H U R S D A Y"

             S A V A N N A H , G A

2 0 2 1   S A V A N N A H  N O W,  "H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E"

             S A V A N N A H , G A 

 

2 0 2 1   C O N N E C T  S A V A N N A H , "H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E"

 

2 0 2 1  S H O U T O U T  A T L ,  "H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E"

              A T L A N T A , G A 

 

2 0 2 1  S C A D  D I S T R I C T ,  "H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E"

            S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 2 1  R E N O V E A U  M E D I A ,  "H O M E  A W A Y  F R O M  H O M E"

 

2 0 2 1  S C A D  C O N N E C T O R  , A T L A N T A , G A

 

2 0 1 9  C O N N E C T  S A V A N N A H , L O C A L  A R T I S T  S P O T L I G H T,

             S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 1 9  M U S E E  M A G A Z I N E , "W O M A N  C R U S H  W E D N E S D A Y"

             N E W  Y O R K  C I T Y , N Y

 

2 0 1 9  V O Y A G E  A T L ,  "T R A I L B L A Z E R S" ,  A T L A N T A , G A

 

2 0 1 9  S C A D  D I S T R I C T , "G I R L S  W A R D : L E F T"

             S A V A N N A H , G A

 

2 0 1 9  S P E  W O M E N S  C A U C U S , S O C I A L  M E D I A  T A K O V E R

 

 

U N I O N  M I S S I O N  X  R O B I N  E L I S E  M A A Y A  P R E S S  A N D  B R O A D C A S T S:

 

 

 

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