maranie rae
driven by a desire to better understand the human experience and a firm belief that images hold the power to create change, maranie recognizes her camera as both a key to the world and a tool to be used wisely.

she adheres to the belief that images affect peoples’ soul and that when done well they will inform, inspire and ultimately contribute to human progress. she photographs to dispel misconceptions, to underline the common humanity that unites us all, and to further understanding of a world outside of our own.

maranie calls pittsburgh, pennsylvania home.

my $0.02
we were meant to be adventurous, to travel, to take chances, and to go after our dreams. i don’t believe we were created to settle, to live too comfortably or cautiously, and certainly not to accept anything less than our full potential. at the same time, we as individuals and societies are not islands; it has been my experience that in all of the places i have traveled -- whether internationally or within the united states -- that the most important takeaway is the common humanity that unites us all ... not our differences. 

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