Belle Glade, FL, United States
Sofia Valiente received her BFA in Art from Florida International University in Miami in 2012. In 2014, she published her first photo book, Miracle Village, during a residency at Benetton's Communication Center: Fabrica in Treviso, Italy where she has the opportunity to work one-year. Sofia's work has been published in Time, The Guardian, El Mundo, Vice, American Photo Magazine, and numerous other media outlets. She is represented by the Daniel Blau Gallery in London/Munich and has exhibited in solo shows in London, Paris, and New York City.
In 2015, Sofia received the World Press Photo award for Miracle Village (1st prize, portraits, stories) and she is also a recipient of the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Artist Fellowship and Burn Magazine’s 2015 Young Talent Award.
For the past three years Sofia has been living in the heart of Belle Glade, FL developing her project about the "last frontier" of the US: Foreverglades.
2015 - World Press Photo 1st Prize Portraiture Story , 2015 - FujiFilm/Young Talent Award Winner, Burn Magazine, 2015 - South Florida Cultural Consortium , 2015 - Inge Morath Award Finalist, 2016 - $5,000 grant from H.E. Hill Foundation , 2017 - Knight Arts Challenge Finalist (awaiting results)
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