In memory of Chayo Mata Fashion Photographer Lost to Cancer.

Chayo Mata was a Latina beauty and fashion digital photographer working and living in New York City. She earned her B.A. in Commercial Photography from East Texas State University then moved on to be the exclusive photo assistant with Steven Meisel for three years prior to beginning her own professional studio. Editorial, advertising, and fashion designer clients included, Chayo worked for brands such as L’Oreal, In Style, Aldo, I-D Magazine, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Lucky Magazine, BCBG, Club Monaco, Parallel, Oprah Magazine, Emanuel Ungaro, Ungar Marie Claire, Frette, and many others. Ms. Mata was one of Fashion Fights Cancer’s original board members and provider of FFC workshops.