Zia Zia

Portfolio

Overview

More than fourteen years of photography, ethnography and documentary experience, covering 160 countries with publications in Conde Naste, The Times of London (UK), The Boston Globe, Time (Europe), GEO Italia, The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph (UK), The Independent (UK), Figaro Magazine, Daily Telegraph (UK), International Herald Tribune, You Magazine (South Africa), Maxim (China), Thalassa, Syracuse, Post Standard, L'actualité, Herritar Berri, Mundo Revistas, PM Magazine, The Week Magazine and Cover Agency (Spain) amongst others. International Humanitarian / NGO Clients including World Health Organization, Catholic Charities, UNESCO, and UNICEF.

Upcoming Assignments/Projects

2008 (Q4)

- UNICEF, Thailand.

- Malaysian AIDS Council.

- Cambodia/Vietnam - Ethno-Photography and Portraiture Workshop (I am the Instructor).

2009 (Q1)

Chennai - Budhist Trail Ethno-Photographic Workshop (I am the Instructor).

Work History

Work History

Freelance Professional Photographer

Extensive international assignment experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and South East Asia.

MEMBERSHIP:American Association of Media Photographers (ASMP), British Institute of Professional Photography, and Lightstalkers.org. 

MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS UNDERTAKEN:

  • 1995 Bosnia Herzegovina - Genocide and Civil War Coverage
  • 1997 Eritrea - Ethiopia - Sudan, Vicious Triangle. Angola & Congo - war on resources and the indigenous.
  • 1998 Sierra Leone - Fighting escalates (looped into Liberia Guinea and Mali as well)
  • 2001 Southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Laos & Cambodia - Ethnographic project.
  • 2002 - 2003 - Pakistan, Afghanistan - Ethnography & Documenting life of the poor.
  • 2004 - Thailand, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Ethnographic Project - Algeria, Morocco, Mali & Mauritania.
  • 2005 - Pakistan Earthquake Aftermath Recovery: Relief, Politics, Corruption.
  • 2006 - 2007 South America - the Social, economic, and racial divides.
  • 2008 - Sub-Sahara Africa - Followup to previous projects - Afghanistan - The Bookseller of Kabul, Pakistan, SE Asia The Haves and the Have Nots

Skills

Skills

Film and Studio Work

Extensive film photography experience Darkroom and development

Fine Art & People Photography

Experienced in:   Streetlife Photography Model - TFCD, TFP work included Studio and location lighting

Photojournalism

  Recent Projects Include: Muay Thai: The Way to Fame - photo essay. Benin: Cynical Reforms - photo essay. Xinjiang: The Wegers, how two distinct cultures met and created another - photo essay. Angola: Oil Companies and the influences - photo essay.  

Education

Education