Images © Sofia Valiente

Hello. My name is Sofia Valiente and I live in Belle Glade, Florida- a small town off the coast of Lake Okeechobee. I received my BFA in Art from Florida Int'l University in Miami in 2012. My book, Miracle Village, was published in 2014 by Fabrica, where I had the opportunity of a year-long residency at their photography department. In 2015, I received the World Press Photo award for Miracle Village (1st prize, portraits, stories) and I am also a recipient of the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Artist Fellowship and Burn Magazine’s 2015 Young Talent Award.

For the past two years I have been developing a comprehensive project that tells the story, through a contemporary, historical context, of the "The Last Frontier" that is the Everglades agricultural area. This work has been supported partly through generous grants from the H.E. Hill Foundation in Belle Glade.

Email: valiente.sofia (at)

For print sales from my Miracle Village project please contact Daniel Blau Gallery, Munich at:

Maximilianstr. 26
80539 München
phone +49 89 / 29 73 42
fax +49 89 / 24 20 48 60

Thanks for coming to my site!