Sonya Doctorian is a video and photojournalist whose work focuses on short-form documentary.
During the pandemic, she produced several audio stories about its effect on Coloradans for Colorado Public Radio.
With support from the Florida Humanities Council and the Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, she researched and produced a 40-minute biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the 1939 Pulitzer Prize-winning Florida author of the novel, "The Yearling."
Sonya is a grateful alum of the 2014-15 Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder. Living in Boulder County is a homecoming for Sonya, who was a video journalist for Denver's Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. The untimely demise of the 150-year-old newspaper propelled her to The Washington Post to work as deputy director of photography, then the Post Magazine's senior photo editor. She has led three photo staffs as director of photography; The St. Petersburg (FL) Times, The State newspaper in Columbia, SC and The Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel. She began her career as a staff photographer at The Tampa (FL) Tribune.
Sonya earned a masters in documentary filmmaking from American University in Washington, DC and a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri.
Her challenge and passion is to show people's lives as they unfold through real-time observation.
For more information on Sonya's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or just to say hello, feel free to get in touch.