More About Sonia


Sonia Katchian is an established documentary and fine-art photographer with photographs in private and public collections, and in museum collections worldwide. She is co-author of
Women See Woman
, published in 1976 by Harper & Row, has worked for most of the top magazines in the U.S., and is founder of the photo agency Photo Shuttle: Japan.


She has photographed Muhammad Ali since 1974 in locations around the world, and her photos are part of the permanent collection of the new Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, among others.

Sonia was born into an Armenian family in Beirut, Lebanon and came to the US when she was six. She jokes that she is the only person she knows who was born in the Middle East, brought up in the Midwest, and lived in the Far East! She now lives outside Chapel Hill, NC.

• Sonia’s resumé
• An online article about Sonia
• Hear Dick Gordon “The Story” interviewing Sonia on NPR



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