Biography

Magdalena Solé, born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, is a social documentary photographer concerned with communities at the edge of society.  Known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry, her photographs describe brief moments of human existence, carried by the rhythm of a setting. 

Her photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, La Lettura, Leica Fotografie International, South x Southeast, and on abcNews, among many others.  In 2011, Solé was selected as a PDN Photo Annual Finalist for Mississippi Delta, a series featuring the oft-overlooked community of the iconic Delta region, and was awarded the Silver Prize at Slow Exposures, Concord, GA.  “New Delta Rising," a hardcover book featuring published by the University Press of Mississippi, won the Silver Award at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, France.  Magdalena Solé speaks seven languages and has resided in New York City since 1984.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2015   Cuba, Then & Now, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York, NY
               Mississippi Delta, Griffin Museum of Photographer, Winchester, MA
2014   Next: New Photographic Visions, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
               A Retrospective, SoHo Leica Gallery, NY
2013   Mississippi Delta, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona, FL
2012   Southern Expressions, Clarksdale Courthouse, MS
               After the Water Receded, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY
               Voices from Japan, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
2011   Center Forward, Denver International Airport, CO
               Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
               Delta Landscapes, Zhegzhou Fine Art Museum, China

CUBA - Hasta Siempre

Back to Series
Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Boy with Fighting Rooster, Baracoa, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Boy with Fighting Rooster, Baracoa, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Gust of Wind, Viñales, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Gust of Wind, Viñales, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Home in Pink, Gibara, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Home in Pink, Gibara, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Dance Studio, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Dance Studio, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), After Dusk, Viñales, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

After Dusk, Viñales, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Viva Fidel, Camagüey, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Viva Fidel, Camagüey, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Police Station, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Police Station, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Class Room, Granma Island, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Class Room, Granma Island, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Facade with Blue, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Facade with Blue, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Matchbox Seller, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Matchbox Seller, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Grocery Store, La Ceiba, 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Grocery Store, La Ceiba, 2015
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Waiting Room at Bus Station, Trinidad, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Waiting Room at Bus Station, Trinidad, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Typewriter at Department of Agriculture, Santiago de Cuba, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Typewriter at Department of Agriculture, Santiago de Cuba, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Che, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Che, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), End of Century, Havana, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

End of Century, Havana, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Central de Trabajadores de Cuba, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Central de Trabajadores de Cuba, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
18 x 12 in. | 21 x 14 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Lady in Red with Squid, Mata, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Lady in Red with Squid, Mata, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Shoes for Sale, Havana, 2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Shoes for Sale, Havana, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.

Magdalena Solé, Cuba - Hasta Siempre (Cuba Forever), Swimming Pool, Cienfuegos, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Swimming Pool, Cienfuegos, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
12 x 18 in. | 14 x 21 in.