About Nia Haf
I grew up in the South Wales town of Llantrisant and it was there, in the family home, that my fascination in, and love for photography was born. Our home darkroom was the best playground; crawling around in the dimly red lit room, clambering up to the enlarger and watching in awe as my Dad worked, seeing faces appear in the tray from beneath the ripples, it felt like magic. Now, some twelve years on, that magic is still alive for me.
I began photographing wildlife with my Dad in my early teens. As my fascination with all things photographic grew, Dad introduced me to some of the greatest photographers of all time. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado and Arnold Newman were some of the first.
Trawling through Magnum Photo Agency books, studying frames and absorbing information about the photographers contained in the pages, I knew I would go to university to study photography.
In 2013 I graduated with a 2:1 from Press and Editorial Photography at Falmouth University. During my final year, whilst documenting a rural Cornish community, my interest in anthropological studies grew and specifically within that field, my interest in humanitarian aid.
Soon after graduation, I headed out to South America to spend three months in Bolivia. Whilst there I photographed for children’s charities, hospitals and worked for the English/Bolivian magazine, ‘The Bolivian Express’. The incredible experience further confirmed my passion and love for social documentary photography and I’m constantly learning, developing and growing within the medium.
Now based in Falmouth, Cornwall, I am currently working on a number of projects both nationally and internationally and working closely with local Cornish charities.
I am available for commissions throughout the UK and internationally.