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Rick Rocamora is an award-winning documentary photographer who has dedicated himself documenting issues about civil liberties, immigrant rights and their contributions in the US, human rights and social justice issues in the Philippines.His work is part of the permanent collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, U.S. State Department Art in Embassies program, and private and institutional collectors.He is the author of two photo books, Filipino WW II Soldiers ¿ America¿s Second-Class Veterans and Blood, Sweat, Hope and Quiapo: Rodallie S. Mosende Story ¿ a book that chronicles the life of a homeless girl who was given a college scholarship by an anonymous donor. She graduated in 2016, now gainfully employed and for the first time in her life living on a rented apartment. Rocamora won awards and grants from San Francisco Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Arts Council, California Council for Humanities, Asian American Journalist Association, Bay Area Press Press Photographers Association, California Arts Council Fellowship, New California Media, Media Alliance, Photophilatrophy.org, Yunghi Kim Grant and finalist of 2017 Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Contest.His work is widely exhibited in national and international museums and galleries and published in print and online.
Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines -2