Mia Collis is a photographer living and working in Africa. Her work includes documentary, portraits, editorial and fine art. Born in Kenya, educated in Britain with a major in Anthropology, she’s currently based out of Nairobi.

Ongoing projects include photo documentation of the struggle to preserve the critically endangered Grevy’s Zebra, the Worth More Alive campaign for the Kenya Wildlife Service making a stand to stop the trade in ivory and a technically complicated mother/daughter portrait series revealing years of change.

Recent international contributions include The Guardian, Huffington Post, CNN, PBS Newshour, Msafiri, WilAid, Africa Geographic, London’s “Libertine Magazine” , “Comic Relief” (UK), DieWelt, Borsen (Denmark),“Dagens Industri” (Sweden), New York Times ”Lens Blog”, Today’s Zaman (Turkey), World Literature Today Magazine (USA), Global Post (Boston), USAID “Front Lines” cover, EGPAF, UN World Youth Report, National Geographic Traveler contest “Editors Pick” twice,   and twice appearing on the Global Fund Blog as “Picture of the Week”.


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” (2014), both currently in theaters worldwide.

Employed full time by Viewfinders 2007-13, Mia supported teams from the BBC Natural History Unit, IMAX/Warner Brothers, Disney, National Geographic. To date the company has facilitated over 1000 films.