Dark Memories: A Public Lecture by Rick Rocamora on his book

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office


UPDATE: Due to the continuation of the transport strike and the subsequent announcement of the Office of the Chancellor on the shift to online classes and WFH arrangement in the university, the public lecture by Rick Rocamora will be rescheduled. The lecture will be conducted a week later, 30 November 2023, Thursday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., Palma Hall 207.

Rick Rocamora is an award-winning documentary photographer whose work focuses on issues about the contribution of immigrants in the US, human rights, civil liberties, and social and economic inequalities in the US and the Philippines.

This public forum is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to register through tinyurl.com/rrocamoraupd.

Rocamora is the author of six photo books, namely Filipino WWII Soldiers: America鈥檚 Second Class Veterans; Blood, Sweat, Hope, and Quiapo: Rodallie S. Mosende Story; Human Wrongs, Alagang Angara, Long Road to Dignity, and most recently, photobook about Muslim-Americans published by the Tokyo University for Foreign Studies Press.

His work is part of the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program, and private and institutional collectors. His work is widely exhibited in national and international museums and galleries, published in print and online, and aired in various broadcast news outlets. His work has been exhibited in the US at the Smithsonian Institution, Center for Photographic Arts, Jewish Museum, Gordon Museum, Oakland Museum, San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, and Boston College. In the Philippines at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ben Cab Museum, Vargas Museum, and Ateneo Art Gallery. His exhibition, Bursting at the Seams: Inside Philippine Detention Centers, won national and international awards for the Filipinas Heritage Gallery of the Ayala Museum. Before pursuing a career in documentary photography, he worked in sales, marketing, and management positions for the US pharmaceutical industry for 18 years.

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