Rayia Banjar

Street Photographer

Co-Founder/CEO of 3rd action, Inc.
Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Fascinated by the Art of Still and Motion-Picture Photography.

Rayia Banjar is a passionate street photographer and the Co-Founder/CEO of 3rd action, Inc. Born in 1986, Saudi Arabia. With over 5-year work experience, Rayia has earned:

BSc degree in International Business Administration
King Abdulaziz University – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2010
Certified in Digital Marketing
Velocity Academy – London, United Kingdom 2019
Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship
Omnia Education Partnerships – Finland 2019
International License For Entrepreneurship (ILFEN™)
King Saud University – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2017
Diploma in Photography
Shaw Academy – Dublin 2016

Also, Rayia has completed several professional training courses in project management, business development, self-management, sales and marketing, and others.

Although Rayia comes from a business academic background, she is sentimentally ambitious to express her ideas and vision and create her artistic re-touch in her photographs, as she believes art must be free from all rules that trammel. Her passion which started with photography grew into cinematography, as she believes that photographs can express untold stories.

Rayia has participated in a variety of international and local photography exhibitions since 2004. Her photography work has been published in numerous magazines and books.



  • AWARD WINNER: Best Short Script
    Florence Film Awards (Florence, Italy – July 2020)
  • SILVER AWARD: Best Short Script
    Hollywood Gold Awards, (Los Angeles, CA, United States – June 2020)
  • MONTHLY WINNER: Best Short Screenplay
    Changing Face International Film Festival (CFIFF), (Sydney, Australia – June 2020)
  • AWARD WINNER: Honorable Mention (Best Short Script)
    Prague International Film Festival (Prague, Czech Republic – June 2020)
  • AWARD WINNER: 1st Best First Time Screenwriter
    Košice International Film Festival, (Košice, Slovakia – June 2020)
  • 2nd Place Award, SME Growth Track Program – Helsinki, Finland, 2018
  • Staff’s Choice Award, UseFilm – Torrance, CA, the United States, 2009