Mia Tramz

Associate Photo Editor,
Mia Tramz joined as an Associate Photo Editor in April 2013. Previously she spent two years as the Assistant Director of an e-commerce start up that specialized in selling fine art photography. She has also worked at Milk Studios, and held internships at Magnum Photos and Vanity Fair. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Latest Posts by Mia Tramz

Showa crater of Sakurajima and volcanic lightning in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan
Photo Essay

Night Lights: Breathtaking Photographs of Nature

Takehito Miyatake’s photos of magical firefly trails, glowing forests, and the eruptions of the Sakurajima volcano in Japan call to mind a long-forgotten childlike sense of wonder influenced by classical Japanese poetry and natural disasters

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ISS030 star trail composite using iss030e158927 thru iss030e158944
The Backstory

A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

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"A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space." - Reid Wiseman via Twitter, June 1, 2014

Around the World in 90 Minutes with Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is a flight engineer. But, for millions of people back on Earth, he’s a social media sensation, who constantly beams back incredible images and videos of our planet.

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TIME Senior Editor Jonathan D. Woods is seen holding a 360Heros scuba rig as he shoots a 360 video of Aquarius Reef Base on June 15, 2014.

Behind the Making of Deep Dive: TIME’s First 360 Degree Panoramic Underwater Video

Creating an interactive 360-degree panoramic video can be a technological challenge, especially when your subject is underwater. TIME goes behind-the-scenes of its Deep Dive project and speaks with 360Heros’ Michael Kintner, who manufactured from scratch an underwater video rig

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May 21, 2014. Members of the Donbass Battalion, a pro-Ukraine militia formed to curb pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine.
Follow Friday

#LightboxFF: Brendan Hoffman in Eastern Ukraine

While covering the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, photographer Brendan Hoffman was confronted with “the dilemma of aestheticizing violence and death,” and learned that beauty can be a powerful tool in times of crisis.

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Pakistan Afghan Refugee Mothers
Photo Essay

The Faces of Afghan Refugee Mothers

In honor of Mother’s Day, LightBox asked photographer Muhammed Muheisen to photograph Afghan refugee mothers in Pakistan, and to find out what it is like to be a mother under these difficult circumstances.

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Jonathan Woods (in orange) assists ironworkers as they remove the 13-foot-long jib from the beacon at the very top of 1 World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 28, 2013.
The Backstory

10 Best Questions from TIME’s 1 World Trade Center Twitter Chat

Here are the 10 best questions from LightBox’s 1 World Trade Center Twitter chat

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The Backstory

Death in Harlem: James VanDerZee’s Funerary Portraits

Famed photographer James VanDerZee’s beautiful, ethereal post-mortem portraits are about far more than death.

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Courtesy Thomas Allen Harris
Out There

Through A Lens Darkly: History and Identity in African American Photography

Through A Lens Darkly, an extraordinary new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, provides a deep, rich dive into the history of African American photography

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Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Portrait, 1897
Out There

Magnificent Obsession: How Queen Victoria Influenced Photography

A new exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles explores the story of Queen Victoria as surprisingly and deeply intertwined with the birth of photography as a medium.

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