Jacqueline (Jackie) Sofia is an independent journalist and producer based between the US and the Middle East. She focuses primarily on challenging mainstream narratives through intimate, human stories and a greater understanding of our shared humanity.
In 2011, Jackie moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Amman, Jordan as a Fulbright Fellow (2011-12). Over the next several years, she continued to work as an international non-profit consultant, and social enterprise co-founder. In that time, she began documenting the growth of the enterprise and the women integral to its development. Seeing a need for more authentic, female-driven stories from the region, she produced a series of video stories featuring women entrepreneurs in Jordan.
In 2015, she began producing radio documentaries for the Middle East podcast Kerning Cultures to tell a more complex narrative of the Middle East through stories.
Other outlets Jackie has produced content for include Monocle24, News Deeply, NPR's Weekend Edition and WHYY's The Pulse. She has also reported for the Bucks County Herald in Bucks County PA, and the MENA entrepreneurship news platform, Wamda. She is an alum of the 2016 Missouri Photojournalism Workshop.
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."