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

Mississippi Delta

Back to Series
Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, June at Hot Spot, Jonestown, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

June at Hot Spot, Jonestown, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Jazz at Messengers, Clarksdale, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Jazz at Messengers, Clarksdale, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Two Brothers’ Wangz ‘n’ Thangz, Clarksdale, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Two Brothers’ Wangz ‘n’ Thangz, Clarksdale, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Po’ Monkey’s Lounge, Merigold, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Po’ Monkey’s Lounge, Merigold, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Family on Porch, Lambert, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Family on Porch, Lambert, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Brooklyn Chapel, Greenwood, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Brooklyn Chapel, Greenwood, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Girl Dancing, Baptist Town, Greenwood, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Girl Dancing, Baptist Town, Greenwood, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Girl with Pool Stick, Clarksdale, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Girl with Pool Stick, Clarksdale, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi River, Terrapin Neck Cut-off, Vicksburg, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Mississippi River, Terrapin Neck Cut-off, Vicksburg, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, Blue Car and Teens, Crowder, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Blue Car and Teens, Crowder, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8

Magdalena Solé, Mississippi Delta, 4th Street and Issaquena, Clarksdale, 2010, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

4th Street and Issaquena, Clarksdale, 2010
Archival Pigment Print
14 x 21 in.
Ed. of 8