Aviva Klein is a self-taught photographer from Brooklyn, New York. In the borough of diversity and deep seas of competition, Aviva adapted the by any means necessary attitude from a young age. Born to Ukrainian Jewish parents, this first generation American was heavily influenced by the life and cultures that intrigued her as a child growing up in Sheepshead Bay. Intrigued by Fashion, Hip-Hop and the distinctive individuals who compose the two intertwining cultures, Aviva has photographed musicians from mainstream superstar Beyonce, to the underground phenom Maluca. She has also worked with equally talented fashion creatives; from designer fashion house Lanvin, to pop-art avant garde twin designers DEE&RICKY. Her fascination with lighting is apparent in the moodiness of many of her photographs, which has become her trademark of sorts – mixing skills she’s acquired over the years with the rawness of her earlier work. The Brooklyn native had her own solo show last year in Chelsea for her “Come Around My Way” series and also participated in ‘Ricky Powell’s All-Star Classic’ group show at Milk Gallery.