From 'Awake in the Desert Land' an ongoing photography project documenting how climate change is uprooting small, inland, and coastal communities in Baja California, Mexico, that depend directly on natural resources to survive and thereby threaten cultural heritage. (Photo by Sofia Aldinio
Documentary photographer and storyteller
Based in Joshua Tree, USA and Baja California, Mexicohttp://www.sofiaaldinio.comFollow Sofia on Visura
Sofia Aldinio is an Argentine-American documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller. She is currently based between Portland, Maine, United States and Bajas California, México. Her work is guided by themes such as immigration, climate change, and preserving natural and cultural heritage.
A large part of Sofia's documentary work focuses on amplifying stories of immigrants and refugees arriving in the Northeast of the United States. 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.
She has worked for non-profits such as Learning Works, Maine Wabanaki REACH, the City of Portland, Maine and Maine Immigrants’ Rights, amongst others. Her commercial clients include Patagonia, Patagonia Provisions, Cole Hann, Sperry, Opolis Optics, Thule, Winterstick, amongst others.
Her work has been published and featured in LaNacion (Argentina), SDN, 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, Outbound Collective, Backcountry Magazine, Food Network, The Wanaka Sun, Queenstown Magazine, NZ House & Garden, among others.
Angelika Hala, Photo Editor at Stern Magazine
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