Rocio de Alba is a conceptual documentary photographer and artist based in Queens, New York. Rocio earned a BFA from The School of Visual Arts. She is an award winning book designer and photography instructor. Rocio is a grant winner of the Queens Council on the Arts -with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs- and a scholarship recipient of the New York Foundation for The Arts (NYFA). Most recently, she was accepted into The Center for Photography at Woodstock's 2018 Artists in Residency Program. Rocio’s work has been shown internationally including exhibitions, features, and screenings at Month of Photography Los Angeles' (MOPLA) Projekt. Her work has been featured on CNN Photos, The New York Times, PDN, L'Oeil de la Photographie, and The Hand magazine. A selection of Rocio’s group exhibitions include Blue Sky Gallery in Oregon, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Vermont Center of Photography, Candela Gallery + Books, Foley Gallery, The Camera Club of New York, and Flowers Gallery. In 2017 Rocio's series "She Who Found Grace" was shortlisted for the Kolga Photo Festival in Tbilisi. Her handmade self-published artist photo book, documenting her nine-year-old son entitled “Miracle Baby,” was part of an exhibition at the Elder Museum in Nebraska. The monograph also earned a finalist position at the Festival Documental in Barcelona. And on April 2017, it was selected by INFOCUS Exhibition of Self-Published Photo books and displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum. In addition, the book joined a group exhibition at Fall Line Press in Atlanta. The monograph will be offered for Sale at Fall Line Press thereafter. Rocio's series, Honor Thy Mother, is currently a traveling exhibition beginning at The Griffin Museum of Photography, curated by Executive Director Paula Tognarelli; it moved on to The Providence Center for Photographic Arts in Rhode Island; followed by an exhibition at China's Yixian International Photography Festival 2017, with more dates to be announced.
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