Investigating public opinion and contemporary beliefs, as a photojournalist, Dia uses photography and creative writing as catalysts for dialogue while arousing public concern with cultural, social-political, and theological issues.
Dia has studied art in Athens, Greece, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Nairobi, Kenya. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication and Sociology from Appalachian State University and his Master of Arts in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Union Presbyterian Seminary. His artistic influences include Martha Cooper, Shel Silverstein, and Alice Guy-Blaché.