Amber Maalouf is a fine art photographer with a BFA in Creative Photography based in Los Angeles. Her Fine Art background allows her to pursue every photographic field imaginable, fusing her analogue upbringing with digital. As a second generation Chihuahuan artist, Amber has been transitioning to commercial work and photojournalism while maintaining integrity to her personal work.
Her relationship with her twin sister largely defined her first body of work- being both symbiotic and parasitic in nature. The series narrated what it felt like to lack identity when together but being incomplete apart- which has been a running trope to this day. Fear of death and trepidation have been a propellant in her work, as you can often find her putting herself in perilous situations that light heartedly acknowledge with one wrong unforeseen occurrence – it could always be worse.
With more than 4 years experience volunteering in wildlife sanctuaries and local stray placement programs, her work has widened to documenting themes related to human relationships with biodiversity and empathy for animals. Specifically, she hopes to help people recognize that preserving our natural world starts the second you walk out your front door.
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California State University of Fullerton – Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, emphasis in Concept Photography and Development | Tri Community Photography School – emphasis in Film Development
Our City – Collaborative Show with Film Photographic & Ilford Film at Contact Photo Lab, LA | Water is Life – Group Show to Support Dakota Access Pipeline at Known Gallery, LA | An Evening with Amber Chavez & Dolan Stearns, Collaboration Show at County Market, LA | Latitudes, Attitudes Exhibition with The Kooples at Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris | Various Artists Four Group Show at The Paper Agency, LA | Anywhere But Here Group Show at Space 15 Twenty, LA | Ce n’est pas la fin du Monde | Comune Group Show at R&R Gallery, LA | You are Not Alone, Unique and Dying Solo Show at Ghetto Gloss Gallery, LA | Fuse with FUSE Magazine Group Show at the W Hotel, LA | Symbiotic Exhibit Solo Show at 4th St & Vine Gallery, LB | Estudio Buck Gallery Group Show in Sao Paulo Brazil | Association of Photographers’ Gallery Group Show in London
Standing in the Shadows of the Spotlight – Published by Your Local Newsstand (sold out)
Oceanic Preservation Society
Secret Menu Magazine
Our City Show Catalog
Your Local Newsstand
Interview with Your Local Newsstand
Artist Archives – The Phooks
Woon – Portraits from a Pandemic
Life and Thyme Article
Volunteer Work – Animal Tracks