Soraya Zaman is a photographer in New York City.
Australian born, New York-based photographer and visual storyteller. Self-taught and curious by nature, Soraya has been photographing people and places long before it became their career. Whether it’s using their camera as a way to understand the world, or offering their lens to tell the stories of folks who may not otherwise have the opportunity – or as is most often the case, doing both at the same time, common themes can be found: a power in the raw and emotive, and the sense of a deep and profound connection between subject and photographer.
Soraya is known for their versatility as a photographer, spanning portraiture, fashion & beauty, documentary reportage and still life/environmental image making.
Identifying as queer and non-binary, Zaman’s personal work explores notions of gender and sexuality.
Their project "American Boys" a documentation of the USA's trans-masculine community from all across the USA, was published as a book in April 2019 to critical acclaim. The work has won numerous awards as well as being featured in various international exhibitions and publications including i-D Magazine, Document Journal, LensCulture, MTV News, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Bird in Flight, PDN, Feature Shoot and many more.
Commercial portfolio available upon request