Jawad Hamdard Kia was born in 1986 in the Urozgan province of Afghanistan. He has been living in the Bamyan province for years now.

Kia has been working in the Central Highlands Region since 2005, with a variety of legal organizations mainly within the political field of development and social justice. Currently he is working as a Regional Programme Coordinator with the Organization of Human Welfare (OHW) for three provinces (Parwan, Bamyan and Diakundi), in Afghanistan.

His works has been published in magazines, newspapers, and websites such as BBC and the Kabul Press. Kia is passionate about showing the beauty of his country.

Sharing his photography through the media is his contribution to deeper insight into Afghan culture and works as a dialogue between the nations of the world.