Mara Magyarosi-Laytner is a Detroit based artist, photographer, and educator. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies in 2012 with a dual BFA in Photography and Art Education, and then from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016 with a MA in Arts Administration. She currently teaches visual arts, photography, and graphic design for a sassy group of eighth graders at Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies.
Mara is also an alternative process enthusiast, and often is found exploring different methods to create work and shares those methods with others. Although nearly all of her work starts with photography, she is uncomfortable with closing herself in that box and would prefer to call herself an artist first. There is a marriage between idea and the execution of the idea, and that is where she likes to spend most of her time in her work. Influenced by Francesca Woodman, Liza Ryan, Kalie Garret, Wolfgang Tilmans, and her obsession with imperfection and expired film, Mara strives to answer questions about the human condition and it's influence on her soul.