Maya Baghirova was born in 1993 in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

In 2001, Maya attended the “School of Art” secondary school. Later she moved to Israel with her family, where she studied in high school. Back to her homeland, she felt everything had changed around her and couldn’t feel herself anymore. She couldn’t settle in her new life and she realized the photography was a passion. In 2011, she attended the Academy of Music where she went on with her first occupation: violin player. And Maya started her photography career while working at the Mugham Center in Baku. Today, she is still working for Nargis magazine as a freelance photographer. But Maya is based in Paris where she attended the Speos International Photography school (2017-2019). 

Maya believes that human need nature, beauty and love to self-fulfillment.

She prefers B&W photo as she thinks it captures the inner reality. 



2021 October  "Monochrome: Yellow to Green" Baku Photo House, Azerbaijan

2021 June Connecting Pro People 

2021 April group exhibitions "Armenia's State Terrorism through the Lens of Azerbaijani Photographers" in National Museum of History of Azerbaijan

2020 February 4 exhibition «Tradition and Modernity» in EAC Paris
2019 Photo exhibition "Names" in Baku Photography House 

2019 Personal exhibition « Paris » in Baku, Azerbaijan

2016 novembre  Cornette de Saint Cyr « Grandeur Nature » 

2016 mai  Cornette de Saint Cyr « La solitude »

2015 « Salon des Beaux Arts » - Paris 

2014 « Zovg » Baku, Azerbaijan

2013 « My homeland Azerbaijan »

2011 « Old age - eyes of children »


Prizes :

2018 Finaliste lors du Grand Prix Etudiant de Paris Match

2015 Gold medal and gold medal jury SNBA, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

2015 Prize Jean Larivière SNBA, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts
2015 Bronze medal «Photographer of year Azerbaijan 2015»