Maranie is a Pittsburgh-based, independent photographer and journalist working to document human rights issues and the periphery of conflict -- how violence and war affects individuals and societies. Her work focuses on people and especially those in marginalized parts of society — whether domestically or abroad. She photographs with the aspiration to dispel misconceptions, to underline the common humanity that unites us all, and to further understanding of a world outside of our own. To date, her work has taken her throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Maranie is self-taught and has been a full-time, independent photographer since September 4, 2015 after taking the proverbial leap of faith and leaving her well-paying yet wholly unfulfilling corporate job to pursue photography and journalism. She wakes up each day on fire to become a better photographer and human -- and to do the work that matter.