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.

Over the past five years I developed Foreverglades, the photo book and public art exhibit. This work, which debuted in November 2019, was supported through the Knight Foundation and the State of Florida through an Individual Artist grant.

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

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