Mayra Ferra

Mayra is an independent documentary photographer and educator with an academic background in cultural anthropology as well as family and human development from Arizona State University. Through her extensive travels to over fifty countries, she forms human connections through cultural experiences and seamlessly gains the trust of her subjects. Her global, long-term love series, which began in 2014, focuses on couples sharing their love stories with the rest of the world. As a Mexican-American, Mayra is also interested in documenting social issues between Mexico and the United States as well as the quotidian lives of Latinxs. She was born in California, raised in Arizona, and currently based in New York.

Currently in: New York, New York

Upcoming travel: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona 

Image: In the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, October 7, 2017. 


2013 El Mundo, Birch, New York, New York


2020 SPG National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York

2020 Documenting Humanity, La Tozi, Chiapas, México 

2019 Documenting Humanity, Mordad Gallery, Bandar Abbas, Iran

2019 Documenting Humanity, Diba Art Gallery, Isfahan, Iran

2019 Documenting Humanity, Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran

2019 Documenting Humanity, El Barrio's Artspace PS109, New York, New York


2018 Joy, Womeninstreet.com

2017 Stories of Love, Browngaltrekker.com