Miraj Patel (b.1995)
Education
2021-23 - MFA Photography  - Yale University - New Haven, CT 
2020-21 - MFA Photography (Withdrawal) - University of Hartford - Hartford, CT 
2017 - B.S. Human Biology, minor; Astrophysics  - University of California San Diego - San Diego, CA
Professional experience. 
2020-22 - Creative Director - Pa’lante Packs - SLC, UT
2019 - Digital Lab - Photography Center Northwest - Seattle, WA
2017 - Director of Photography - Ritual Energy - San Diego, CA
2016 - Editor in Chief - Humans of UCSD - San Diego, CA
2009 - Co-Founder - ipassportphotos.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Exhibition. 
2022 - Over the Rainbow - Preus Museum - Horten, Norway
2022 - a prologue to somewhere - Yale University - New Haven, CT
2022 - PhMuseum Days - PhMuseum Labs - Bologna, Italy
2022 - Jakarta International Photo Festival - PannaFoto Institute- Jakarta, Indonesia 
2022 - Breathing Houses - Verzasca Foto Festival - Valle Verzasca, Switzerland
2022 - HOME: a State of Transition - Kranj Foto Fest - Kranj, Slovenia
2021 - Action Required - Yale University - New Haven, CT
2019 - Group Exhibition  - Atelier Drome - Seattle, WA
2018 - Passionfruit - Breakfast Culture Club - Santa Barbara, CA
2017 - Rhythms - Breakfast Culture Club - Santa Barbara, CA
Awards
2022 - Finalist - Lenscratch Student Prize - Lenscratch
2022 - Recipient - Harvey Geiger Grant - Yale University 
2022 - Shortlist - Getxophoto Exhibition - Getxophoto Festival 
2022 - - 1st Prize Grant -  PhMuseum Photography Grant
2021 - - "Stories For Tomorrow" Prize - Aperture/Fujifilm
2021 - Shortlist - Lucie Scholarship Program
2021 - Selectee - Der Greif (Jurors: Michael Mack & Sohrab Hura)
2021 - Finalist - "Portfolio Prize" - Aperture Foundation - New York, NY
2020 - Recipient University of Hartford Merit Scholarship - Hartford, CT
Lectures/Artist Visits
2022 - Talk - Aperture Foundation - Zoom 
2020 - Lecture - Temple University - Art Photo: Digital - Tokyo, JP
2020 - Critic - Temple University - Art Photo: Digital - Tokyo, JP
2020 - Lecture - Temple University - Intermediate Art Photo - Tokyo, JP
2020 - Critic - Temple University - Intermediate Art Photo - Tokyo, JP
Class/Workshops
2019 - History of Photography - Photography Center Northwest - Seattle, WA
Articles/Random shit. 
2022 - Website Design -Pa'lante Packs - www.palantepacks.com 
2022 - Feature - Lenscratch - “25 To Watch”
2022 - Article - PhMuseum - “Between Finding Indian Roots and a New American Identity”
2022 - Article - Photo Spark - “Miraj Patel’s Intoxicating Vision of West Coast Dystopia”
2021 - Article - Aperture Magazine - Back East
2021 - Web development - Pa'lante Packs - www.palantepacks.com
2020 - Feature - a new nothing  - Convo w/ Emily Scheffer 

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