About Me

Maya Hed was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Israel in the late 90s, where she studied at the Kiryat Ono College of Photography. Maya specializes in portraiture, especially series of photographs captured over time. She uses natural lighting to capture genuine, raw emotion, and tell the subject’s story through their portrait. Maya showcased three solo exhibitions at the Israeli Opera, Hava Rosenberg gallery and The Scots Hotel. Maya's work also appeared in  six group exhibitions around the world . Her work has appeared in print in several magazines and books. Maya also has extensive experience with film, and works as a freelance documentarian based in Tel-Aviv.

Maya is available for bookings in Israel and worldwide.

Solo Exhibitions

  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason: The Scots Hotel, Tiberius, September 2022-March 2023.
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason: The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, November- December , 2011.
  • A Momentary Lapse of Reason: The Hava Rosenberg Gallery, Kfar Shmaryahu,  May- June, 2011.

Group Exhibitions

  • Budapest International Foto Awards: House of Lucie, Silver Winner, Ephraim’s Repair Shop: Peace, Love, and Cars, 2022
  • Tokyo International Foto Awards, Tokyo, Japan, Kashan, Iran, and Budapest, Silver Winner, Ephraim’s Repair Shop: Peace, Love, and Cars, 2022
  • Budapest International Foto Awards 2021: House of Lucie, Bronze Winner, Welcome to Boris’ Express Shoe Repair Shop, 2021
  • PCK Group Exhibition: The Kiryat-Ono College of Photography, July-August 2008. Exhibition Curators: Noa Ben-Nun Melamed, Naomi Leshem.
  • 60th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence: The University of Basel and moving around, 2007. Exhibition Curator: Yoram Wienberg.
  • On The Warm Sand: The National Maritime Museum in Haifa. January 2007. Exhibition Curator: Avraham Eilat.



Won a Gold Award in Press/ Politics for Israel 2023: Our Year of Chaos, Resistance & Outrage https://px3.fr/winners/hm/2023/1-113199-23/