Ameena Rojee has managed to craft an enviable approach to work and living since graduating from the BA programme in 2014. Since leaving her role as senior campaigns producer for the British Journal of photography, Ameena has continued to produce personal projects that have involved a month spent training in Muay Thai and walking over 900km from south to north Spain, as well as gaining an impressive list of freelance commissions for clients such as Telegraph Magazine, Oxford University, Noctis Magazine and more.
Alongside her own photographic practice, Ameena set up and continues to run of the land and us, which is ‘an online journal for curious minds. focusing on people, places, and living, we share honest, down-to-earth interviews which explore our relationship with the natural world.’
Ameena said that ‘UWE helped me prepare for a career by placing an emphasis on being independent – it made me realise how important it was to do things for my own benefit. Being able to make work outside of university work and assignments, while being free to use the facilities to do so was an essential step for me – especially since I was never that good with putting myself out there or being outside of my comfort zone. I was able to experiment, learn, fail, refine, find out what I enjoy or not… The strong support network of the tutors and the technical staff was a large part of this, their encouragement, technical assistance and care was essential to the way I developed as a photographer and as a person – even now, years later.’
You can follow Ameena’s work over at: www.ameenarojee.co.uk