Kia Aria is a photographer, videographer and designer from Iran. Through his work he aims to take photos and videos to show another side of things or things that he thinks need more focus. In 2019 he worked with Celebrating Sanctuary to document music events and creative workshops as part of a community project with refugees and asylum seekers called Culture Connect. He worked alongside artist Salma Zulfiqar to film and produce a short film of spoken word called "We Are Searching For life" by Salma Zulfiqar and project participants. Kia is also involved in a number of other projects involving video, photography and design.