Maia Flore was born in 1988, in France. Having originally followed a Literature path with an Ancient Greek direction in her studies at high school, Maia moved towards the Graphic Arts and from there to Photography, graduating from the Ecole des Gobelins School of Image in 2010. She joined Agence VU’ in 2011. Her approach fits into a research of coincidences between reality and her imagination. Her photographic world is a fabrication of touching and enchanting, even surrealistic narrations. She began her first series “Sleep Elevations”, a journey that indulges in childhood memories, while in Sweden. During the summer of 2012, while in Finland, Maia explored new methods of representation and narration. This exploration of feelings and confusion in which she placed her characters as her audience continued at the Arts Center of Berkeley, California, resulting in two series; “Situations” and “Morning Sculptures”. Maia had her first exhibition in February 2011 at the Circulation(s) festival in Paris. Since then Maia’s photography has been exhibited as part of the Rencontres d’Arles 2011 edition, and in various other European and foreign festivals and group exhibitions, including the Somerset House in London during the Sony World Photo Awards. More recently, as part of a White Card from Atout France and the French Institute, Maia depicted French heritage through her dreamy world in the series “Imagine France – Le voyage fantastique”, which was exposed at the Bercy Village until September 2014. In 2015, she won Le prix HSBC pour la photographie. Alongside her personal work, Maia also works with commissions, public and private and her photographs are frequently published in the French (Libération, Images, Réponses Photos, Nova, Zoom, L’œil) and American (The New Yorker, Kinfolk) press. She is currently living in Paris.
This is a sample of her work
All images © Maia Flore