Ariann Mieka Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement Ariann’s first formal training in photography was at St. Johns University in New York, as part of her communications degree. In 2006, one of her photographs was chosen to be included as part of bpTT’s exhibition in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2009, Ariann journeyed to Stellenbosch, South Africa to officially study photography and graduated with distinction. In 2011, her work was used on the cover of the premier visitors magazine ‘Discover Trinidad and Tobago’ and she held her first joint exhibition with a collection of 27 pieces. In 2012, her photographs were chosen as part of the art exhibition of the Trinidad and Tobago Village at the 2012 Olympics in London. Ariann has produced 2012, 2013 and 2014 calendars of her work and they were well received both at home and abroad.