Rayya Haddad is a photographer and artist with a passion for dance, nature, the culinary arts and cycling. She has often thought of what it would be like to mesh all of these loves into one project. Based in Washington DC, the rest of her time she creates through her camera or body composing either commercial photographs or artistic fabrications. Through her versatile upbringing and social conscience she has found herself creating interventions, performances, photographic projects and installations 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 commercial photography is primarily on food, portraiture and product, with a current emphasis on family portraiture. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago after her studies of sociology in New Orleans.