B: 1987 South Central LA | 📍everywhere.nowhere
Sophia Nahli Allison is an experimental documentary filmmaker, photographer + dreamer. She disrupts conventional documentary methods by reimagining the archives and excavating hidden truths. She conjures ancestral memories to explore the intersection of fiction and non-fiction storytelling.
She is currently completing a new documentary with support from Glassbreaker Films and Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab Programs.
M.A. Visual Communication: The University of North Carolina-CH | Roy H. Park Fellow B.A. Photojournalism: Columbia College Chicago
In her spare time she conjures magic and often turns to the brilliance of the universe and cosmology to imagine endless possibilities.
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(Upcoming) 2019 3Arts Residency Fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs Fellow/Grant
2018 Glassbreaker Films Catalyst Grant
2018 Artist-in-Residence | The Center for Photography at Woodstock
2018 Allied Media Conference | Track co-Coordinator, Magic as Resistance
2017 Student Video Photographer of the Year | White House News Photographers Assoc.
2016 Eddie Adams Workshop
2015 New York Times Student Journalism Institute
2014 2nd Annual New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review
2014 Chicago 3Arts Award, $25,000 grant, teaching artist recipient
Internships: The Seattle Times, The Tampa Bay Times, The Chicago Reporter