A self-described artist, activist, and technology consultant, Nakano has honed her skills working on documentary projects in China, Japan, Nepal, and the US. The primary philosophies behind the imagery are commentaries on race, gender, politics, and the the environment. Mia is currently a co-director and digital manager of RayKo Photo Center, a freelance photographer, and digital guru in training.
Through contributions to publications such as Hyphen, Mother Jones, Curve and regional non-profits like Asian American Dance Performances, Women’s Initiative Fund, and Spin Project, Mia is able to lend her expertise as a photographer and technology consultant to make social justices using media. A strong background in photography and printing allows Nakano to produce diverse imagery for a variety of organizations. Unique and varied work experience empowers Nakano to lead projects as a commercial or artistic photographer, project manager, photo-editor, web designer, markting co-ordinator, or administrative powerhouse. But secretly, Nakano likes working collaboratively more than anything else. Oh, and she likes cheese. A lot.