Magdalena Sole is a social documentary photographer. She is known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry. The tonality in her images maps the experience of her work.
Whether richly saturated or time worn, Magdalena uses color to encapsulate a range of feelings and its tonality maps the experience of her work
Her projects span the globe. Her current work includes: Kamagasaki: a photo documentary on the shunned elderly day laborers of Japan. Cuba: communities on the brink of change, where the past is still visible, but the future not yet in focus. Tohoku: when the water receded, an exploration of the aftermath of the great 2011 Tohoku disaster.
Visual language has been her life’s work. In 1989 Magdalena Sole founded TransImage, a graphic design studio in New York City creating publications for worldwide markets, attuned to cultural nuances.
In 2002 she graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in Film from Columbia University. Her last film, “Man On Wire”, on which she was the Unit Production Manager, won an Oscar in 2009. Over the years she has won numerous awards.
Born in Spain, raised in Switzerland, she arrived in New York City in 1984, where she lives with her family. She speaks seven languages.
(limited edition, edition of: 1000)
Publisher University Press of Mississippi (2012)
SIGNED EDITION BY THE ARTIST
The Mississippi Delta has been called "the most southern place on earth." This fertile expanse of flat land sprawls along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee, southward to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Culturally rich as well, the Delta is the land where the blues began.
New Delta Rising is an exploration of Mississippi Delta life and a celebration of the indefatigable Delta people who live there.
Award-winning photographer Magdalena Solé spent a year interviewing and photographing hundreds of residents in the Mississippi Delta. The deep connection she felt comes through in the compelling images in this book. Solé captures their personal dignity, resilience, and resourcefulness, along with the closeness of family and community she found among them.
The accompanying text gives voice to the people of the Delta, illuminating their strength and character and spirit---a spirit bound up in a deeply rooted sense of place and shown in their compassion for one another. In their stories the people of the Delta have much to offer to the rest of the United States.