Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stunning Photography

Like photography? I know I do. One of my frat's Founding Fathers Tony Rocco is a great Philadelphia photographer. Latino photographer best known for his compelling portraits of people from his mother’s native Colombia. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States as well as in Colombia. His awards include First Place in Colombia’s Feria Nacional de FotografĂ­a, as well as fellowships from the Puffin Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Independence Foundation of Philadelphia. Rocco has also dedicated much of his life to teaching and empowering youth and has developed outreach programs to children in North Philadelphia (Exposure) and Colombia (Cameras for Colombia).

Today he actually has an event at the University of Pennsylvania along with the Goodlands Project. The event includes emerging artists from the Goodlands with award winning photographer Tony Rocco in a stunning exhibit celebrating Latino communities from Philadelphia to Colombia.

The event is at UPENN's Claudia Cohen Hall (Fox Art Gallery/ Terrace Room) and begins at 4:30 p.m.
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