Mia Collis is a photographer living and working in Africa. With a major in Anthropology, she is currently based out of Nairobi. Her ongoing project is Sunday Best at Weekend Studio, a portrait series of people wearing their finest on Sundays in Kenya's biggest slum, Kibera. This year she had he first book published 'The Unsung Heroes' in collaboration with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The book documents extraordinary human acts of bravery towards an elephant.
Mia has won various awards this year, the latest being Event Photographer of the Year in the 2018 International Photography Awards. Her work will be exhibited in the IPA Best of Show - Group Exhibition in New York this October and later at the Roots Studio again in New York - as winner of Feature Shoots Print Swap.
Contributions in International publications include:
The Guardian, Huffington Post, CNN, PBS Newshour, Msafiri, WildAid, Africa Geographic, Comic Relief (UK), DieWelt (Germany), Borsen (Denmark), Dagens Industri (Sweden), New York Times Lens Blog, Todays Zaman (Turkey), World Literature Today Magazine (USA), Global Post (USA).
Mia's motion picture work is with the very leading edge of movie technology. She was tapped to be the Production Manager on 2 successive IMAX 3D/Warner Bros. wildlife features: Born to Be Wild (2011) and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D (2014), both currently in theatres worldwide.