Gabriela Maj grew up in Poland, Germany and Canada. Her photography and writing have been published by the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Esquire Magazine and featured on Frontline among others. She has worked as a photographer for Getty Images, Bloomberg News and SIPA Press and has covered stories in Iran, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Syria.
Over the course of five years photographer Maj travelled independently throughout Afghanistan and gained access to numerous women’s prison facilities where she interviewed and photographed over a hundred incarcerated individuals for her new book, Almond Garden, Portraits from the Women’s Prisons in Afghanistan.