Maya is a photographer with background in photojournalism. She became involved with photography during the Croatian/Serbian war in 1991, while working as a fixer, and later as a news producer, for Italian television network RAI.

Maya later received a formal education in media and photography from the North London College and the London College of Printing. She continued to produce reportage on human right issues as freelance for 15 years for various publications.

Maya has had two solo exhibitions in London and has also produced numerous travel and life style pieces for British and Italian magazines -- both countries where she was based for some years. Maya has worked as a staff photographer for the Financial Times newspaper and the Croatian Vecernji List.

More recently, Maya worked an eight-year period at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, photographing events, workshops, and conferences, and taking portraits of contemporary artists.

For the past three years, Maya has been travelling the world with her family, and continues to work as a freelance photographer.

client list

Silk Winds (Silk Air inflight magazine)

Today’s Parents (Singapore)

Marie Claire (UK)

Architectural Review (UK)

Financial Times (UK)

Il Venerdi (La Repubblica) (Italy)

La Donna della Repubblica

Io Donna (Corriere della Serra) (Italy)

Gulliver (Italy)

Touring Club Italia (Italy)

Vecernji List (Croatia)

HACT (housing association trust) annual reports (UK)

Southwark Council annual reports (UK)

Camden Council annual report (UK)

Tate Britain (UK)


Refugees Past, Present and future

Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum (UK)

Behind the Scenes

Victoria and Albert museum (UK)


PADI scuba diving instructor

Yoga instructor


Daniel Palmer

Maja Kardum  photographer -- official site