Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, Magdalena Solé arrived in New York City in 1984 where she still lives with her family. Visual language has been her life’s work. She founded a graphic design studio, TransImage in 1989. She went on to graduate with a Masters of Fine Art in Film from Columbia University in 2002. She served as Unit Production Manager on the set of “Man On Wire” which won an Academy Award in 2009.
Magdalena’s rediscovery of her passion for photography has taken her all over the globe. Some of her current projects include “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” and “Tohoku: when the water receded, an exploration of the aftermath of the great 2011 Tohoku disaster”.
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Vignette: Merced Truck Stop. Merced, CA 2009 by Josef Jacques ©
... Exposition Opening at Vermont Center of Photography
MAGDALENA SOLÉ – Artist’s Statement
When I arrived in Cuba for the first time, I was transported to the time and place of my childhood in Spain.It was so unexpected. My childhood was pre-modern, with time for family and friends, conversation, preparing meals, and sending letters with stamps.
Over the years I have visited Spain often and have watched the country enter the modern age, where progress and economic growth has made it sparkling, clean and well organized, but with fewer human interactions not defined by a smart phone. The loss of my childhood Spain filled me with a profound sadness and melancholy, which remained like an undercurrent in my life until I found Cuba, or better, Cuba found me.
© Magdalena Solé
When I started docu... Exposition Exhibition : Cuba, Then & Now at Sous les Etoiles Gallery Selections from Bazan’s recently completed trilogy on Cuba, shot during the so-called “Special Period,” are paired with Solé’s latest series CUBA - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), taken between 2011-2015.
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is proud to present “Cuba, Then & Now,” a group show featuring the work of Italian photographer Ernesto Bazan and social documentary photographer Magdalena Solé. Selections from Bazan’s recently completed trilogy on Cuba, shot during the so-called “Special Period,” are paired with Spanish-born Solé’s latest series CUBA - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), taken between 2011-2015. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, June 25, 6-8pm. Artist’s Talks are scheduled for Monday, June 29, 7-8pm with Ernesto Baz... Exposition Exhibition : « Cuba, Then & Now » at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is proud to present “Cuba, Then & Now,” a group show featuring the work of Italian photographer Ernesto Bazan and social documentary photographer Magdalena Solé. Selections from Bazan’s recently completed trilogy on Cuba, shot during the so-called “Special Period,” are paired with Spanish-born Solé’s latest series CUBA - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), taken between 2011-2015. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, June 25, 6-8pm. Artist’s Talks are scheduled for Monday, June 29, 7-8pm with Ernesto Bazan; and Monday, July 13, 7-8pm with Magdalena Solé.
Ernesto Bazan’s black-and-white photographs, from the vivid street life he captured in the first years after his arrival in Cuba in 1992, to the contemplative panora... Exposition "3 /11 Aftermath" de Magdalena Solé 3/11 REMEMBERED: March 11, 2015, 6–9 PM
A special event to commemorate the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami with Artist Talk, traditional Japanese Shakuhachi Music by Ralph Samuelson, and Tanka Poetry written by survivors, and read by Karen Kandel. Poetry courtesy of Isao Tsujimoto.
AFTERMATH— a photography exhibit
"Tragic yet beautiful works by New York photographer Magdalena Solé sensitively portray the affected Tohoku region and its inhabitants in the aftermath of the disaster. She finds beauty in devastated places, and uses color to encapsulate a range of feelings."
... Exposition Exposition : "Mississippi Delta" de Magdalena Solé Magdalena Solé is a social documentary photographer living in New York and now Vermont. She is known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry. Her photographic projects span the globe from the Mississippi Delta to Japan and Cuba.
Solé’s series, Mississippi Delta, is featured in the Main Gallery at the Griffin Museum January 8 through March 1, 2015. An opening reception with the artists takes place on January 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Magdalena Solé has a gallery talk and tour of Mississippi Delta at 4:00 PM. Brandon Thibodeaux has a gallery talk and tour of When Morning Comes at 5 PM. Bryan David Griffith has a members’ talk on his exhibition The Last Bookstores at 6:15 PM. The talks are FREE.
“My work is about communities at the edge of society,&rdquo... Exposition « Mississipi Delta » by Magdalena Solé at Sous les Etoiles Gallery
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is thrilled to present "Mississippi Delta" a series of photographs from Magdalena Solé.
Please join us this coming Thursday September 27th, for the opening night from 6 pm to 8 pm, with the artist in attendance.
“Mississippi Delta” is an exploration of communities in the South. The Delta is an iconic region lying between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, running from Memphis, TN to Vicksburg, MS, a place that evokes visions of sharecroppers, plantations and, of course, the sound of the Blues. A small wealthy gentry and a large impoverished underclass lives in dilapidated houses and tilting trailers. Its community is very conscious of its own identity and its racial diversity.