Elaine Mayes is a fine arts and documentary photographer who has been working with camera produced images since 1960. She received a BA in Art from Stanford University and studied photography and painting at the California School of Fine Arts. Her photographs have been exhibited at a variety of institutions including MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has also published several books, including When I Dance, and Ki ‘i No Hawai’i. Currently she lives in Upstate, New York and is producing books and portfolios from her archives while also creating new work.