Video Producer | Photojournalist | Storyteller | Documentary Filmmaker | Based in Colorado
Solay is an experienced storyteller
with a photographer's eye and a writer's imagination. Her curiosity has taken
her around the globe to learn from some of the best photographers,
videographers and journalists in the field.
She has an MA in Film and Video from
American University and a BJ in Photojournalism
from the Journalism School at University of
She spent a summer chasing
demonstrations with the television news crew in Jerusalem as part of an
overseas internship with The Associated Press. She
also produced videos at The Washington Post for a semester and was
selected for the Dean’s Internship with the video department at USA TODAY.
In 2011 she produced her first
documentary, True Name, which delves into how changes in identity are
reflected in names. Simultaneously, she filmed and photographed the Occupy
Oakland protests for USA TODAY.
She worked at the esteemed VII Photo Agency in New York and Paris,
representing a talented collective of war photographers.
Returning to her hometown in 2008, she
co-founded a local newspaper, Hanaside News.
Solay joined the Peace Corps and
served as an environmental volunteer in Benin, West Africa.
Following graduate studies she was
brought on staff to produce training and advocacy videos at Sunlight
Foundation, an open government advocacy organization in Washington,
The past year Solay’s fascination
with meditation and transformation work brought her to Colorado, where she
currently resides. She is available for video and photo assignments near and