Giuliana Sarto

Submission from Miami Beach



Giuliana Sarto was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. She currently is a student living in Northern California but she makes frequent trips back home like she did this summer. She enjoys cooking and at one point in her life, she wanted to be a chef. In the future, she hopes to create and lead an organization focused on environmental justice.




What brought you to Miami Beach?

I was born and raised in Miami Beach, but currently living in Northern California attending college as an Environmental Studies major. As often as possible, I visit Miami Beach over breaks, like this summer.


How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Compassionate, easy-going, creative.


You seem very happy on your pictures; can you tell us more about the context of your shots?

This roll caught my day to day in Miami and the essence of the city. The subject of many of my pictures is my best friend, Stephanie, who I spent a lot of time with over the summer.


We meet again in 10 years, where are you and what do you do?

Creating an organization with a mission focused on environmental justice.

What does photography mean to you?

Photography allows you to look at the world in different perspectives and even reveals how one interacts with their environment. Each photograph is one’s interaction with the universe in that present moment and this is what pulls me towards photography.


Last but not least, who is the cat in the sink?

That’s Onyx, I adopted him a year ago.



What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

I believed if I ate a watermelon seed it would grow in my belly.


A color? 



A city? 

New York.


What are your plans for this weekend? 



A song? 

Know What I Want – Kali Uchis


Right or left handed? 



What is the best dish you can cook? 

I’ve received lots of compliments on a lentil curry I make.


Your idea of happiness? 

Sunshine, the ocean, and good wine.


Your idea of misery? 



If not yourself, who would you be? 

Wouldn’t want to be anyone else.


Your heroes? 

My mom.


What is your present state of mind? 

Trust the universe; Be more vulnerable.


Bedside table books? 

Ecofeminism by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva; This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein.


What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? 

Hot tea and light incense.


Do you collect? 



Tea or coffee? 



What is your middle name? 

I don’t have one.


What do you do in your free time? 

Go to the beach and spend time with friends.


What inspires you? 

The people I’m surrounded by.


What do you do for money? 

Currently working a part-time job as a hostess/barista.


What do you do for pleasure? 

Take photos (35mm film) and cooking (I used to want to be a chef).

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