ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
Sonia photographs in the streets of New York City where she finds much of her inspiration as a renowned street photographer. Sonia has received awards from numerous festivals, including Italian Street Photo Festival, Miami Street Photo Festival and Aussie Street Photography Festival. She is a member of the New York City Street Photography Collective (@nycspc) and her work was recently exhibited in NYC by Women Street Photographers. Sonia has been published in Huffington Post, Eyeshot Magazine, and various other mediums.
In addition to photographing the streets daily, Sonia manages to find time to teach street photography workshops and give portfolio reviews. She also runs the Instagram page @showmeyourduds, an educational platform created for photography students, where talented photographers willingly share the images that they consider failures.
During COVID-19 lockdown, Sonia turned her lens on her family and herself, creating an intimate series of self-portraits. Then in February of 2022 Sonia traveled to the Ukraine-Poland border to translate for and photograph refugees, and her experiences with them. She works directly with doctors who drive medical aid into Ukraine and has been raising money to buy them medical supplies. Sonia currently lives in New Jersey and photographs in New York City, Florida, and anywhere else she goes.