Sophia Guida is a photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based in New York City.
She is drawn to human stories of resilience and connection in the face of social and human rights issues. For the past two years she has been covering gender-based violence in New York City. Through intimate portraiture and documentary-style imagery, she invites viewers into these stories so they can experience the nuance and human impact beyond the headlines and statistics.
Sophia is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, studying political science and Arabic, and later the International Center of Photography, where she received the George and Diane Moss Scholarship. Before finding her way to photojournalism, she worked as an English teacher in Somaliland and later as a newspaper reporter in Peru. Her photography has been recognized by Buzzfeed News, Teen Vogue, PDN, and Too Young to Wed. She was also a deeply appreciative participant in the Eddie Adams Workshop (XXVIII), and was a finalist for the Emerging Lens Mentorship through Arts Works Projects in 2015.
Selected Client List
Buzzfeed News, Too Young to Wed, Teen Vogue, The New York Daily News, PDN, Street Child UK, Roads and Kingdoms
Selected Honors and Group Shows
2015 - Finalist, Emerging Lens Mentorship Award, Art Works Projects
2015 - Participant, The Eddie Adams Workshop (EAW XXVIII)
2015 - "Tipping Point," Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP
2015 - Recipient, The George and Joyce Moss Scholarship, ICP