SORAYA MATOS | travel, lifestyle, culture photographer based in San Francisco, Cali. 

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.



Vanity Fair Magazine ∙VICE ∙Condé Nast Traveler∙ Zagat ∙ Stimulus for Nike ∙ BBC ∙ West Jet Magazine ∙ Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin ∙ Stern Magazine - Deutsch ∙ Cafe Gratitude Restaurant Group ∙ Hamptons Magazine ∙ Migros-Magazin ∙  GIZ∙ Parrish Art Museum ∙ Stitch Fix ∙ Lava Mae ∙ Snapwire ∙ The Solutions Project

  • 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


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