Maya Smira was born and raised in Israel, in the mountains close to the sea. She was always a world traveller and photography was always a part of her adventures. In 2012, she obtained a BA in Arts and photography in Tel-Aviv, and in 2014 completed an MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Currently Maya live in California and work as a professional photographer and artist. Her art work is exhibited in both California and Israel, as well as, several other countries in the world.