Chaya is a Brooklyn-based creative advisor 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, individual creatives, and production crews in the process.

Currently, she handles Content at NeueHouse, and is the Director of Marginalized in Mind – where she advises for Wonderful Machine, Friends of Commodore Barry Park, Snap Collective and more.

Prior to these opportunities, she has worked with The Wall Street Journal, Trunk Archive, Dippin’ Sauce, Framebridge, COMPLEX, WorkOf, CKS Creative Management, Push for Pizza, EPIX & Free Juice (as a founding board member).

She enjoys furniture design, collecting art, mindlessly scrolling on TikTok, and frequenting New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris.

...as of APRIL 2024...

She is available for limited speaking, project management, portfolio review, & judging arrangements. 

Public appearances include:

  1. Lucie Foundation, “Photo Book Prize”  (Coming Soon, 2024)
  2. Free Juice, “Workshop on Editorial Pitching”  (Coming Soon, 2024)
  3. Scholastics, Art & Writing Awards”  (2024)
  4. Scope of Work, “Portfolio Review”  (2024)
  5. Intentional Agency, “Free Photography Workshop” (2023)
  6. Lucie Foundation, “The 20th Lucie Photography Awards”  (2023)
  7. Diversify Photo, “Portfolio Review”  (2023)
  8. Lucie Foundation, “Photo Book Prize”  (2023)
  9. American Photographic Artists, “LGBTQIAP+ Photography Grant” (2023)
  10. Carleton University, Guest Speaker  (2023)
  11. NYC Fotoworks, “Portfolio Review”  (2022)
  12. Instagram Live series, "Honest Conversations"  (2022)
  13. Diversify Photo, “Portfolio Review”  (2022)
  14. Free Juice, “Mentorship Day Party”  (2022)
  15. Indigo Alliance, "Re/Union: Re-Editioning Black + Native Histories"  (2022)
  16. Black Women Photographers, “The Inaugural #BWPSummit“  (2022)
  17. RIT, “Photo Panel & Review”  (2021)
  18. Queer Design Club, “QX”  (2020)
  19. AIGA NY Pride Month  (2019)

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