Ambassadors

The Ambassadors share with us the best of the culture of their country, region or city. Find their interview in the box and their cultural recommendation when it is available in France! 

People from the world of the sensitive: passionated men or women, artists, culture addict people, curators, etc. Curious about the world and their countries, travelers and caring, enthusiastic and encouraging.

The ambassadors are excited to share and happy to invite. 

PARIS | PHOTOGRAPHER

PARIS | PHOTOGRAPHER

Anaïd discovered photography very early through family albums, and pictures of her father that she did not know. Photography is therefore an indispensable tool for the individual or collective memory. Passionate and committed, she works for institutions, companies and non-profit organizations in parallel with our personal projects, to offer an optimistic and meaningful photograph.
CUBA | AMBASSADOR

CUBA | AMBASSADOR

“My name is Elis Roca Garcia, I am a flutist and musicologist. I have just returned to the world of cultural management. I would like to have time to do many other things, I love enjoying every moment of my life. I invite you to immerse yourself into the world of a painter, engraver and sculptor, Eduardo Roca, known as Choco. This is my father! Visit his studio at Sol street in Habana Vieja.”
IRAN | PHOTOGRAPHER

IRAN | PHOTOGRAPHER

Julien Darius Derriault is a young talented photographer! Living in France in Lyon, Iranian by his mother, he takes regular trips to Iran. As at home with analogical photography as digital, the colour as the black and white, he lays a look of great gentleness and a subtle poetry on the country of his roots. He has also created a video that will immerse you into Iran.
TURKEY | PHOTOGRAPHER

TURKEY | PHOTOGRAPHER

Samuel captures the human. He has taken hundreds of portraits, and they should be seen and shown before it makes a story to the Vivian Maier. "I have the insatiable urge to take pictures of people around me, they are beautiful, they are ugly, happy or sad, I do not know, they exist and this existence is an infinite enigma." As a traveller, he spends much of his time in Eastern Europe and Turkey.
PORTUGAL | AMBASSADOR

PORTUGAL | AMBASSADOR

Although I'm a filmmaker, I often prefer to watch filming, it's always difficult to choose between “ being an actor in action” and “being a witness to the action”.  "It's great to travel but when I come back home (Lisbon), I like this feeling of discovering things and people with "different eyes." The reality has become stronger and more foreign than fiction for me, so I try without stop walking, walking, walking, listening, listening, listening. " Claudia Alves
TURKEY | AMBASSADOR

TURKEY | AMBASSADOR

"I was born on a Sunday afternoon, I like to think it was a rainy day, I sing in the shower without being particularly talented, and it was Nazim Hikmet who taught me to love life. He is a Turkish poet who spent most of his life in prison and exile and through his poems, tells his love for life and Turkey. "
BRAZIL | AMBASSADOR

BRAZIL | AMBASSADOR

“I'm a Brazilian living in São Paulo, and I’m curious. For the past 12 years, I've lived in 5 different cities, in 4 countries, between Europe and Brazil, which confirms my feeling of being a gypsy of Modern times I am passionate about cooking, fashion, music, photography but above all I like discovering new languages and cultures. Thanks to Sofa Sofar for inviting me to share my passions! "

INDIA | AMBASSADOR

INDIA | AMBASSADOR

"Singer, composer, yoga teacher, art historian, writer, artist, engineer, I am looking for the answer to the question: “Who am I?” For that, I search in my life for the place and the moment where I stop this quest, and where you start it.

India has a superabundant natural resource that is chaos, which mimics that which reigns in our minds, and like a mirror, teaches us things about ourselves that we would never have known before. "

JAPAN | AMBASSADOR

JAPAN | AMBASSADOR

“I am a photographer, an artist and a translator. I work on the search for alternative and "unorthodox" themes in communication between human beings, in the contemporary era, exploring the possibilities of multilingual games and questioning the notion of "self" by the innate side of photography. I want to work internationally where the presence of human interactions is marked by the frictions of cultures and languages. In these moments, a naked and piquant form of communication is really revealed and manifests itself to our senses more than ever." Rina Nakano.
CALIFORNIA | AMBASSADOR

CALIFORNIA | AMBASSADOR

"My name is David Reed and I'm a photographer. I live in Los Angeles and I often go to New York because I have an apartment there, and for my job I'm mostly in San Francisco. When I’m not travelling, I’m taking more pictures: I shot some members of Black Lives Matters because what interests me is the reality of people. When I am in a creative spirit, I am inspired by everything around me: colours, textures, lights and overall composition. "
IRAN | AMBASSADOR

IRAN | AMBASSADOR

"I am Iranian, and I live in Lyon after having spent ten years in India, studying politics and international relations. I am also passionate about Audiovisual. I like the director Abbas Kiarostami, the poet Omar Khayyam and the philosopher and poet Rûmî."
ITALY | PHOTOGRAPHER

ITALY | PHOTOGRAPHER

Elia Bianchi is a young Italian photographer who studied photojournalism in London. 

Elia Bianchi was born in 1988 in Cantù in the region of Como in Italy.  A young photographer, today he lives in London. During the course, he studied languages and philosophy in Milan. His interest turned towards the human being.