'His dynamic photographs scream everything that is loved about film photography, from the lustrous and saturated colors, to the thoughtfully composed medium format frame. Through all the aesthetics, Dia takes on documentary ideas to explore a place’s history and metamorphosis into a contemporary urban landscape.'
Grant Gill, Lenscratch.com
Residencies and Main Awards
CEC Artslink Residency at Columbia College Chicago, October – November 2014.
International Street Photography Awards 2013– Fotoura, London, shortlisted
Photo Annual Awards 2013, Czech Republic, Honorary mention
Luceo Student Project Awards 2013, shortlisted
RedBirdEditions Open Call, shortlisted, 2013
Lenscratch Student Prize 2013, Honorable mention
Arts University at Bournemouth, UK