Mia Collis is a multi award winning photographer and third generation Kenyan. Her recent collaboration with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust resulted in the acclaimed coffee -table book The Unsung Heroes which sold out the first printing in 90 days. Her photo assignments have covered a range of human and wildlife stories from clever rats in Tanzania to a conservation battle amid insurgent war in the Congo.  

Her film production work includes seven years of coordination of BBC and other international film and TV teams, locating their subjects and connecting them to hundreds of African stories and species. IMAX /Warner Bros tapped her skills as production manager on 2 IMAX 3d wildlife features :“Born to Be Wild” and “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar”. Mia has delivered work for International humanitarian & conservation organisations, film studios, publishing companies, media houses, ad agencies and celebrities. 


Silver Winner - Paris Photo Prize – Fine Art / People – 2019 


Winner - The Printswap - Photoville Exhibition - 2019 

Bronze Winner – Paris Photo Prize – Portraiture / Culture -2019 

Bronze Winner – Paris Photo Prize – Portraiture / Other -2019 

1st Prize - National Geographic Photo Contest - People category - 2018 

Winner - LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards - 2018 

Event Photographer of the Year - International Photography Awards - 2018 

1st Place - International Photography Awards - Event, Tradition and Cultures - 2018 

Gold Winner - Tokyo International Foto Awards - Event, Tradition and Cultures - 2018 

2nd Prize - Events, Category Winner - Tokyo International Foto Awards - 2018 

Winner - LifeFramer - Open Call - 2018 

Winner - The Printswap Dec - 2018 

5 Honorable Mentions - International Photography Awards – 2014 / 2016