Rayya Haddad is a photographer and artist with a passion for dance, nature, the culinary arts and cycling. She has thought of what it would be like to mesh all of these loves into one project. The rest of her time she creates through her camera or body. She also gives walking tours of Beirut city. Through her versatile upbringing and social conscience she has found herself creating interventions, performances, photographic projects and instillations that attempt to create a newly imagined alternative reality within society's problematic frameworks around social justice. These works take various forms that address the social strata regarding race, social status, as well as gender.
Her focus in photography is primarily on performance and social events, product, with a current emphasis on portraiture. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago after her studies in sociology.