Jacqueline (Jackie) Sofia is an independent photographer, radio maker and social enterprise co-founder, based between the Middle East and the US.
In 2011, Sofia moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Amman, Jordan to pursue a Fulbright research fellowship (2011-12). Over the next several years in Jordan she worked as an international non-profit consultant, and co-founded a social enterprise. In that time, she collaborated with several Jordanian women entrepreneurs to document their stories as a tool for empowering other Arab women in their pursuit of starting and owning their own businesses.
Sofia currently produces content for several news and storytelling outlets, including the Middle East podcast Kerning Cultures, Monocle24, News Deeply, Out There and NPR's Weekend Edition. She has also photographed and written for the Bucks County Herald, as well as the MENA entrepreneurship news platform, Wamda.
She is available for freelance assignments in Baltimore, DC and the greater MENA region.
Contact her directly at: sofia(dot)jacqueline(at)gmail(dot)com
2017 Patron's Award. Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition. "How it Feels to be Free #2."