Sofia Aldinio

Sofia was born and raised in Argentina but with a passion for world travel, she has lived, worked and traveled through Asia, the South Pacific, Europe and North, South and Central America. She moved to Maine in 2014 where she completed her photo and multimedia documentary studies. Since then she has harnessed the power of storytelling and injected this into her work as a freelance photographer and videographer.

She is drawn to discovering new cultures and communities while travelling. Her personal work includes an exploration of her own life documenting her family while also working on personal projects exploring themes like immigration, slow living and food. She is currently working on documenting parts of her own country.

She recently completed a photo documentary project based on new immigrants funded by the Maine Arts Commission.


EXHIBITS

"Carried From Home", current exhibit, Immigration Welcome Center, Portland Maine 

"The Way Life Is - Maine Working Families and Communities", February 2019, UMVA Gallery, Portland, Maine.

"Carried from Home", September 2018,City Hall, Portland, Maine 2019.

 "Migration Experience" April 2018, UMVA Gallery, Portland, Maine.

"(Almost) Black & White"  April 24-October 22 of 2018, Creative Portland, Maine.

"Carried From Home" , Venn + Maker, June 2018, Portland, Maine.

"Photos of the year by Portland Press Herald, January 2014 , Portland Maine Library 

"Winnowed bare" Salt Institute, November 2014, Portland, Maine.


AWARDS, GRANTS & ACHIVMENTS

In 2018 she completed Carrie from Home, a photo essay documenting 10 refugees living in Southern Maine and their objects that they carried from. This project was granted by the Maine Art Commission and today is a mobile exhibit around Maine helping integrate the immigrant community. 

Her work including the Last Call, a film about the last hand crank telephone in the US was selected by the Portland Press Herald in Maine as best of class while computing her documentary studies . Her photo thesis was featured by the Social Documentary Network in February of 2015. Her work documenting new circus in Portland was selected as a Photo of the Year by the Portland Press Herald, and was hung in the Portland Public Library Gallery and printed in the Portland Press Herald. Also feature by Edge of Humanity Magazine.

One of her photos from the personal project Homestead was selected best photo from Salt Institute Semester Fall 2014.

Some of this work has been published, pushed through internationally reaching social media campaigns, and has been awarded by numerous panels, platinum and gold awards.




Clients

Thule

Nemo Equipment

Goal Zero

Coal Hann

Sperry

Saco & Biddeford Bank

Grandy Oats

GoodtoGo

Kingspoke

Freeride World Tour

Mons Royale

The Food Network

Empower Immigrant Woman

Learning Works

Maine-Wabanaki REACH

Editorial/Feature

Social Documentary Network

Portland Press Herald

Outbond Collective

Backcountry Magazine

The Modern Day Explorer

Edge of Humanity Magazine

The Wanaka Sun

Queenstown Magazine

Bon Appetit New Zealand

NZ House & Garden



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