Hi! I'm Zophia (ZAW-fiah), a 23-year-old artist and musician from Saint Paul, MN. 

I have been photographing passion projects and freelance work since 2013. My images have been shared online and in print by organizations like Rookie, New Yorker PhotoUnpublished , and, No Sleep Records. I completed a collections internship with Visual Studies Workshop in the summer of 2020. 

My experience includes (but isn't limited to!) music and language teaching, cataloging, library materials conservation, and content creation.

Last spring I wrapped up the coursework for a major in French from the University of Rochester, and now I'm capping off my major as a teaching assistant abroad.

For commission requests, collaborations, questions, or just to get in touch, say hello by email!

note: from October 2021 to early May 2022, I will be based in Lille, France.

Find Me


  • Bachelor of Arts in French, University of Rochester
  • Eastman School of Music(Voice, Music Education – no degree)
  • The Winnebago Workshop with Alec Soth


  • Humanities Ambassador, University of Rochester Admissions (August 2020-May 2021)
  • Collections Intern, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY (remote – June-August 2020)
  • Conservation Assistant, Sibley Music Library Bindery (February 2019-May 2021)



Unpublished Magazine

Nearness Project


Uniquely Aligned

Rookie Magazine

Using Format