Magdalena Solé

Magdalena Solé is a social documentary photographer best known for her vibrant and complex color work, and visual language has been her life’s work. In 1989 she founded TransImage, a graphic design studio, in New York City. Her last film, Man On Wire, on which she was the Unit Production Manager, won an Oscar in 2009.

Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, she is now based in New York City. Magdalena speaks seven languages and she has taught throughout Europe and the United States. Her work span the globe and her current projects include Kamagasaki, a photo documentary on the shunned elderly day laborers of Japan and Japan: After the Water Receded, an exploration of the aftermath of the great 2011 Tohoku disaster. Her photographs of the Mississippi Delta were selected as a PDN Photo Annual 2011 finalist and her book New Delta Rising won the Silver Award in 2011 at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, France. Her web site is