About Me

For over 20 years I have been a photographer and writer. My projects are varied in content and style from images of Egypt to collages of mental illness. I tend to look for beauty in the overlooked, and the quiet story in the everyday. 

I have self-published a children’s book called Julian’s Dream Friend and have more books in the works written and illustrated with photographs including: The Sheep Cloud, Poochie and the All Star Dog Show, and Serena the Can-Do Kid.

For the past several years I have been managing editor and contributor for Green Pages, the newspaper of the Green Party of the United States. Before that I was a freelance journalist and photographer covering issues for local newspapers and wire services for ten years. In media I also worked as a video editor, film researcher and handled all communications for the regional NAACP. In other areas, I was director of a non-for- profit organization, organizer for residents in low-income housing and an environmental legal researcher. For many years I have worked as a counselor and advocate for refugees, the mentally ill, and the homeless. My work history also includes, secretarial, construction work, and sheep farming. Most importantly I am a mother of two children in Troy, New York.

Awards and Features

2018 Solo exhibition at the Living Outpost Gallery, Manhattan, NY

2018, 2016, 2012, 2013 | Photos selected and sold for the juried Fence Show Select

of the Arts Center of the Capital Region.



Award winner with StoriestoArt  and chosen as one of their featured artist. 

Published in the NYU publication Minetta Review.

Exhibited at the Greg Moon Gallery in Taos, Colorado.

Short story "Inviting Mabel to Dinner," was awarded third place by the Hudson Valley Writer's Guild.


1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003 and 2014 | Capital District’s Photo Regional Award Recipient

2011, 2014, 2015 |  Exhibited at the Photography Center of the Capital Region

2005 | Featured Artist for Mohawk-Hudson Artist Regional at the Albany Institute of History and Art, as well as, at the Saratoga County Council for the Arts.


2001 | Fine Art Award by the Saratoga County Council for the Arts 

1997 | Photos selected for a juried exhibit at the Fulton Street Gallery where I later had a solo exhibition.

Deyva Arthur

Troy, NY | deyvaarthur@gmail.com | 518-892-8475

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