Mariah Karson


Primary Skill

Photo Assistant

13 years in business.


$350.00 + Negotiable

Basic assisting is $350 for up to 10 hours within a 15 mile radius of Chicago city center. Overtime, travel, and other expenses may apply.

ABOUT Mariah

I am a Chicago based artist, and freelance photographer. I studied photography and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my work has been published in Le Nouvel Observateur (France), The Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Reader, Brooklyn Vegan, Red Eye, and The Guardian (UK). I strive to capture my clients needs with honesty and clarity and provide memorable images that tell compelling stories.

When assisting, my focus is on making the shoot run smoothly and allowing the photographer to be creative while I handle any other aspect of the job. I love assisting!



I've worked with

Photographers / Directors

  • Tamara Reynolds
  • Lara Kastner
  • Chris Guillen
  • David Seide / Defined Space
  • David Emery
  • Ron Hines
  • Gary Yasaki
  • Joe Willis
  • Marc Hauser
  • Adam Siegel


  • Driehaus Foundation
  • Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
  • Chicago Reader
  • Four Seasons
  • L'Obs (France)
  • Crucial Detail
  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • Capital One