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Maura Allen has been photographing the American West for more than two decades. She shows and sells her work as both a fine art photographer and mixed media artist.

Growing up in Northern California, Maura earned her BA in Latin/Classical Studies at Stanford University, studying how iconic figures, myth and moments define a culture. When she began photographing the American West with ranchers and wranglers as her trusted guides, she realized the same cultural forces were at play. Today, Maura lives in the Williamson Valley (AZ).

Featured in Western Art & Architecture, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, SouthwestArt Magazine, Western Art Collector, Maura frequently speaks about chronicling the West. Her mixed media work is shown in galleries nationwide and in private, public and museum collections nationwide.

Maura serves on the Board of Directors of photolucida (the Portland, OR-based non-profit dedicated to building community through photography)  and the Board of Trustees of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ.

Awards & Recognition

"Women" Issue 23 | 3rd Place Honors | All About Photo (2022)

For "Natural Order" project. National press coverage including a write up in The Washington Post

#1 Mobile Photographer of the Year (#5 in the world) | One Eyeland (2021)

For mobile phone black and white rodeo series

“A Woman’s View” – 2021 | SE Center for Photography

Juror - Elinor Corruci, Author & Photographer

SE Center Open 2021 | SE Center for Photography

Juror - Douglas Beasley, Owner/Publisher, Shots Magazine

2021 Chico Review | selected as a juried participant

B&W Magazine | 2021 Smartphone Annual Juried Competition

Collection of Merit | Black & White Magazine

“Portraits” – 2019 | Center for Fine Art Photography

Juror - Paula Tognarelli -- Exec. Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

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