Chaya is a Brooklyn-based creative who has had the luxury of working alongside photo editors, reporters, graphic designers, web designers, photographers, directors, producers, stylists, art directors, retouchers, and illustrators — assisting agencies, startups, publications, and production crews.

Currently, she is the Digital Content Manager at CultureWorks and founder of advisory trust, Marginalized in Mind.

Prior to these opportunities, she has worked at The Wall Street Journal, Trunk Archive, Dippin’ Sauce, Framebridge, COMPLEX, WorkOf, Push for Pizza & EPIX.

She offers volunteered time to Free Juice as a board member, and to her followers (who look to her for gig/jobs/opportunities via her Instagram Stories).

She enjoys furniture design, collecting art, and mindlessly scrolling on TikTok.
Past appearances include:

  1. NYC Fotoworks, “Portfolio Review”, 2022
  2. Instagram Live series, "Honest Conversations", 2022
  3. Diversify Photo, “Portfolio Review”, 2022
  4. Free Juice, “Mentorship Day Party”, 2022
  5. Indigo Alliance, "Re/Union: Re-Editioning Black + Native Histories", 2022
  6. Black Women Photographers, “The Inaugural #BWPSummit“, 2022
  7. RIT, “Photo Panel & Review”, 2021
  8. Queer Design Club, “QX”, 2020
  9. AIGA NY Pride Month, 2019

© Chaya Howell
© Chaya Howell