B: 1987 South Central LA | 📍everywhere.nowhere
Sophia Nahli Allison is an experimental documentary filmmaker. 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
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2018 Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs Fellow/Grant
2018 Glassbreaker Films Catalyst Grant
2018 Getty Bursary Creative Grant
2018 Artist-in-Residence at The Center for Photography at Woodstock
2019 3Arts Residency Fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
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