New Orleans based artist, Ariya Martin (b.1974 , Rochester, NY) works from personal narrative and daily life. Recurrent imagery of everyday and the mundane, are examined through still image, moving image, sound and text. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Imaging Arts-Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has worked at significant photographic institutions, George Eastman House and Kodak. Ariya is the co-founder of the non-profit One Bird, as well as a founding member of the all-female photography collective, Southerly Gold. She is an Artist in Residence at the University of New Orleans.