Chicago, IL, USA
Mia Loomba (b. 1983) is a documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist working for social change. Her objectives are to work in favor of populations confronted by exclusion and censorship. After obtaining her Associates Degree in Photojournalism from the Art Institute of Seattle, and her Bachelors in Business Administration from Kwantlen College, she has concentrated her work in Africa. While in South Africa (2013 to present) she has worked for JHR (Journalists for Human Rights), a leading Canadian NGO working to empower journalists to cover human rights stories objectively and effectively. Mia's diverse photography background ranges from newspaper and magazine photography to commercial jobs in fashion photography – London. Between making photographs and art, she plays music.
Photos die, unless we talk about them. Hello. My name is Mia Loomba. I might say that everything is about photography. Or photography is about everything. We, as human beings, have infinite possibilities. We can change our perception of the world and of ourselves by creating something new with our hands. I hope you can now look at yourself differently, from a new perspective, and look at your reflection in others. I might also say that my work is really more about the talk that surrounds photography. Or the sounds that surround photography. So I am interested in the talk that surrounds the photograph more than the actual photograph itself. Or something like that. Half journalistic / half qualitative . I use the 35mm film Canon, and cell phone for recording. I used to use a Sharp minidisc (R.I.P).