Born in Gabon in 1984, Maya Mihindou lives and works in Marseille. A self-taught artist, she started with illustration, which led her to discover the world of publishing and printing. Through drawing, she explores precarious, uprooted, fragile and shifting identities. Her photography and film works extend these reflections in the context of reportage (in Mexico, as well as Cameroon, Burundi and Gabon), travel and more personal projects.
Since 2012, she has been collecting words and sensory images on the subject of mourning and is working on a series of portraits entitled People tree.
She also documents the work of other artists, both in photography and video. She regularly collaborates with Dorothée Munyaneza , most recently on the Avec Elles project.