SORAYA MATOS | travel, lifestyle, culture photographer based in San Francisco, Cali. - but often found elsewhere.
More than a traveler of the globe, I am an explorer of ideas, using photography to document the full spectrum of the human experience while making us wonder about our society in an ever-expanding, interconnected world.
Things that inspire me: the warmth of the sun // spontaneous in-between moments // the smell of brewing dark roast coffee // everything Pablo Neruda // abandoned and forgotten places // innovators and shakers // the magical unparalleled force of the ocean // the drive to experience as much as I can to keep moving forward.
CLIENTS / PUBLISHED
UNESCO ∙ Travel & Leisure ∙ Departures ∙ CNN ∙ Condé Nast Traveler ∙Vanity Fair ∙VICE ∙ CNN ∙ Food & Wine ∙ Zagat ∙ BBC ∙ Bloomsbury Publishing ∙ West Jet Magazine ∙ Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin ∙ Stern Magazine ∙ Orion Magazine ∙ GIZ∙ Parrish Art Museum ∙ Lava Mae ∙ The Solutions Project
2019 - PHOTOVILLE NYC - Perspectives, Exhibitor
2019 - World Photography Organisation - Winner of The Swap Project, Exhibition at Somerset House, London, UK
2019 - Art on a Postcard Secret Summer Auction for The Hepatitis C Trust, Exhibition at Spitalfields: Shoreditch, London, UK
2018 - Lange-Taylor Prize semifinalist
2018 - Lucie Foundation Photo Taken - Scholarship shortlist
2018 - Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist - Scholarship shortlist
2018 - Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2018 Winner
2017 - VICE Colombia Best Pictures of the Year
2017 - APA Something Personal Exhibition: 3rd place
2017 - Lucie Foundation Scholarship shortlist
2014 - Introspection Show at Beard and Weil Gallery: Best in Show