Mara Milam is a Santa Cruz based visual media artist. She has 9 years experience working in media. She began her career as a photographer and has carried that visual knowledge into her filmmaking with a variety of corporate, commercial and creative partners. Her visual work is also informed by her background in dance. Her work has spanned many areas from covering an indigenous conflict in Central Chile for Discovery Digital Networks, to video strategy and creative for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, to producing and editing movement based video installations with choreographer Cid Pearlman. As a woman of color, she is particularly interested in the intersection of media and feminism and focuses on creating intimate and authentic visual narratives. She graduated from the University of Santa Cruz in 2013 with degrees in Fine Art and Political Theory.
Photo: Crystal Birns