Sophia Nahli Allison is a visual journalist at the community level and a media arts educator. Born in 1987 + a native of South Central Los Angeles, she is passionate about stories that humanize the black and LGBT communities. She believes storytelling is a tool for social change.
This spring she will be a video journalist with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and during the summer will be an intern at The Seattle Times.
She recently completed a summer visual journalism internship at the The Tampa Bay Times and has interned at The Chicago Reporter. She participated in the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, the 2014 New York Times Lens Blog Portfolio Review and NABJ’s student multimedia projects fellowship. She taught photo and video to youth in Chicago and Los Angeles and is a grateful recipient of the Chicago 3Arts Award for teaching artist.
She is currently a Roy H. Park Fellow at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a master’s degree in visual communication.
Sophia Nahli Allison
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