Sofia won the “Honor” category in the SIGMA 60th Anniversary Scholarship for her submission “Bonsai.”

“When I first decided to visit Robert Pressler at Kimura Bonsai Nursery, my intention was to portray SIGMA’s core value of “Precision” due to the nature of Bonsai trees. To my surprise, when I got to the nursery and started talking to Mr. Pressler, I discovered “Honor” was a better core value to describe the process of cultivating Bonsai trees, which also takes time and patience. Greatness is not created overnight. It takes years of hard work perfecting even the smallest detail in order to have a great art form as a result.”

Lens: SIGMA Cine 85mm T1.5 & SIGMA Cine 35mm T1.5





In their 60th year, SIGMA Cine will honor the legacy of SIGMA founder Michihiro Yamaki and the passing of the baton to his son and current CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, by giving away $60,000 in scholarships to aspiring young artists. We are so proud of Sofia for being one of the few selected!


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