Hello. My name is Sofia Valiente and I'm a photographer and storyteller based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 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 six years I developed Foreverglades, a 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.
I'm available for assignment in South Florida and beyond. My work has been published in Time Lightbox, Bloomberg Businessweek, VICE, the Guardian, Internazionale, El Mundo, American Photo Mag, Financial Times, Oxford Magazine, the Marshall Project, Quartz, Business Insider, British Journal of Photography and several other outlets.
For inquires, please email valiente.sofia (at) gmail.com
For print sales from Miracle Village and Foreverglades please contact Daniel Blau Gallery, Munich:
phone +49 89 / 29 73 42
fax +49 89 / 24 20 48 60
To purchase a signed copy of Miracle Village, please write to me directly.
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