October 19, 2015
Sophie Elgort is a fashion photographer born and raised in New York City. She began snapping photos from a young age, inspired by her father, photographer Arthur Elgort. She studied at Brown University and spent summers experiencing all angles of the fashion industry, learning from the best including Azzedine Alaïa and Vogue. Sophie’s photography has been published in an assortment of publications including Teen Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Paper, Tatler, Visual Tales and The Financial Times. She also counts brands including Bloomingdales, Botkier, Boy Meets Girl, Clinique, Etienne Aigner, La Perla, Mercedes Benz, Rent the Runway, Theory, Topshop and Vince Camuto as clients. Sophie has also been called upon by a variety of media outlets to share insights on the topics of fashion, style and photography including AOL Style, Look TV and The Financial Times, whose style column, Suits and the City, she co-created in 2011.
Sophie is a supporter of Voss Foundation and serves on our Women Helping Women New York luncheon event committee.
“Water seems like such a given to some of us that it’s easy to forget that there’s no life without it. There are so many other things we worry about daily,” Sophie explains, “but without ones health none of those things matter, and without water there is no health.”
“I’m on the committee for the Women Helping Women event because in general I think women should stick together and do everything we can to help each other. When Voss Foundation builds wells, more young girls are able to attend school instead of spending their time carrying water for their families. Women also now have the time to pursue their own education and earn an income once they are not spending their days fetching water.”