Tony Rocco is an award-winning 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 Fotografia (2006), as well as fellowships from the Puffin Foundation (2008), the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (2005), and the Independence Foundation of Philadelphia (2004). Rocco’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Taller Puertorriqueno (Philadelphia), and El Centro Cultural de Cali (Colombia). For the past 12 years Rocco has taught photography to children from marginalized communities in North Philadelphia and Colombia. His latest project, Photography Without Borders, engages his students from Stetson Charter School with those from La Florida, Colombia, in a year-long, Internet-based exchange of photography and culture. (www.tonyroccophoto.com) Rocco was born and raised in South Philadelphia and currently resides in the Northern Liberties section of the city.
Last updated: Feb 24, 2016