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Mariah Tyes - Retrospectyes

A North Carolina native by way of Buffalo New York. Mariah attended an Arts Academy school grades five through twelve. Her father is her biggest influence with photography in life, but truly beginning at the age of ten. After watching her father, Edwin Tyes Sr. capture their family in photos and home videos throughout her childhood, Mariah began to take photos of her friends at school, her family and surroundings. Nostalgia is the most important part of photography to Mariah's work, creating something timeless that will live beyond her. Hence Retrospect - Tyes, being the contemplation of the past and present. In 2011, Mariah relocated to Charlotte, NC to start her photography business Retrospectyes Photography.

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." - William Ernest Henley, Invictus


Mariah Tyes, is a portrait and analog Black Woman Photographer located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and surrounding areas. She loves to travel and will take any opportunity to do so. A US Army Veteran, full-time student at Fayetteville State University (UNCFSU), and Mama to her babygirl, Eden Oshun, and fur babies Shima & Hershey.

Spending time with family is essential to Mariah and the operation of her photography career. "Allowing Eden to be apart of the process is now my favorite part, and so rewarding." - Mariah Tyes


Her work focuses on capturing beauty within the imperfections. She has a focus for her work with women, specifically women of color. Allowing women to look as beautiful as they feel, and feel as beautiful as they are, Mariah captures the black woman and every hamartia as beautiful as they can be.

2018 was the year of publication for Retrospectyes. With 7 editorial photoshoots accepted in October alone, Mariah has accomplished a long time dream of support and exposure. Keep up with the happenings of Mariah Tyes on all media platforms. (@_ratedretro)

Honorable Mention: She's SINGLE Magazine(2021), LensCulture Portrait Awards(2021), Vogue Italia online(2018-21), The Fayetteville Observer(2018), Expressions (ECU) Magazine, Ellements Magazine, Ellements Body, Creators Magazine, Solis Magazine, Art of Portrait, AFI Magazine, SALYSE, & more(2018).

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