Sonia Costa

Documentary Street Photographer / Based in Paris

Geographer and free-lance photographer, she has been travelling the world for years studying the interrelationship between people and environment, promoting a sustainable tourism and taking street and documentary photographs. Her... read on
Focus: Photographer, Photojournalist, Documentary, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Author, Humanitarian, Lecturer, Storyteller, Sustainable Travel
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Focused on Photographer, Photojournalist, Documentary, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Author, Humanitarian, Lecturer, Storyteller, Sustainable Travel
Coverage Regions: Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, French,Spanish, Italian
Years of experience: More than 10
Geographer and free-lance photographer, she has been travelling the world for years studying the interrelationship between people and environment, promoting a sustainable tourism and taking street and documentary photographs. Her essential subject is social life focusing in everyday life, cultural stories and contemporary issues, always attracted by isolated places and people out of the spotlight. A special passion for intimacy and details led her to develop portraiture as one of preferred means to interact with people and better understand the human feelings.
Solo Exhibitions. Italy:  Antropie,Fragments of life in motion - Dominae, faces, gestures, expressions seen through women, Sala Margana Gallery, Rome, S. Pancrazio Tarquinia and Vicenza.  Collective Exhibitions.  USA: Supporting humanitarian issues her photographs portraying children and women in Tibet Laos and Morocco, are on show during the FotoDC and in “The World Bank Law, justice and Development Week” and “Investing in women and girls” in Washington DC. Spain: Working hands at Barcelona Photo Biennale Gala Awards; Portrait of an Eritrean girl at Fotonostrum Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona. Online Exhibition: “Faces, gestures, expressions seen through women” is presented in “Chime For Change” USA; “Italian women” and “A woman’s tale” is on show in New York, at ENIT Italian Government Tourist Board; Reconnecting with Religion is presented in “Hedge of Humanity Magazine” USA. In 2016, her first pocketbook was published: "La figlia di Saadi" Ed. Polaris (co-author M. Mallen), a tour around the world through short stories and photographs dedicated to the female universe.
After being away from photography world for a while, she started to share again her photography. International Photo Contests Awards:  1st place Julia Cameron Awards 2020 (Portrait of an Eritrean girl) -  2nd place International Photography Award (Millennials on the move Editorial) 2nd place Tokyo International Awards 2019 (Editorial),  3rd place Prix de la Photographie Award 2019 (Millennials on the move Editorial) Merit of Excellence, Honorable mentions and Nominies in various International Contests: All About Photo APP Magazine- Julia Margaret Cameron Awards- Monochrome Awards - Fine Art Photography Awards  -  Black and White Spider Awards  - International Colors Awards - IPA International Photography Awards - IPA Street Awards -  Tokyo International Awards.
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Sonia Costa | Bio La Sapienza University of Rome