Sofia Valiente received her BFA in Art from Florida International University in 2012. In 2014, she published her first photo book, Miracle Village, while under a scholarship at a one-year residency at Benetton's Communication Center Fabrica in Treviso, Italy. Sofia's work has been published in Time, The Guardian, El Mundo, Vice, American Photo Magazine, and numerous other media outlets. She is represented by the Daniel Blau Gallery in London/Munich and has exhibited in solo shows in London, Paris, and New York City.
In 2015, Sofia received the World Press Photo award for Miracle Village (1st prize, portraits, stories) and she is also a recipient of the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Artist Fellowship and Burn Magazine’s 2015 Young Talent Award.
For the past two years Sofia has been living in Belle Glade, FL developing her Foreverglades project.