Sofia Aldinio is an Argentine-American documentary photographer and storyteller. She is currently based between Joshua Tree and Baja California, Mexico, to work and live closely with the latino community. Born in Argentina and being a migrant, has deeply influenced her way of thinking and seeing.
A large part of Sofia's documentary work focuses on amplifying stories of immigrants and refugees arriving in the Northeast of the United States. She was awarded a grant through the Maine Art Commission to complete a project about refugees and the most precious object they carried with them in order to create a traveling exhibition throughout the state of Maine educating communities about their stories through their lens. For this project, she engaged with local business, the community, the city of Portland and non-profits.
Sofia is currently working on a project about how climate change is threatening traditions and ways of life in small communities living in Baja California that depend directly on natural resources to survive.
While studying economy and photography in college, Sofia became interested in social justice and how climate can shape someone's identity. "My creative process is a combination of pure journalism and artistic poetry. While I love creating photos, I also enjoy the process of working with objects and archival materials”
Award Best Portfolio at SDN Portfolio Review - 2021
Bipoc Photo Mentorship - 2021
V Festival de Cine Etnográfico de Ecuador- 2020
Best photo Salt Institute 2014 -2014
EXHIBITS (Individual and collective)
"Carried From Home", current exhibit, Catholic Charities Maine, Lewiston, Maine (Individual)
"Carried From Home", Immigration Welcome Center, Portland Maine (Individual)
"Carried from Home", September 2018,City Hall, Portland, Maine 2019. (Individual)
"Migration Experience" April 2018, UMVA Gallery, Portland, Maine. (Collective)
"Photos of the year by Portland Press Herald, January 2014 , Portland Maine Library (Collective)
"Winnowed bare" Salt Institute, November 2014, Portland, Maine. (Collective)
LaNacion (Argentina), Social Documentary Network, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Portland Press Herald, Maine Today, Outside Magazine Online, Outdoorx4, Maine art Scene, Backcountry Magazine, Bon Appetit New Zealand, Empower Immigrant Woman, Learning Works, Maine-Wabanaki REACH, Outbond Collective, Backcountry Magazine, Food Network, The Wanaka Sun, Queenstown Magazine, NZ House & Garden