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Rocio De Alba

Rocio De Alba is a fine art photographer and photo instructor based in Queens, New York. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has since enjoyed employment with various adult continuation photography schools. Rocio has been a stock photographer for Getty Images since 2008. This opportunity has given her images international recognition. She has participated in-group exhibitions both in Los Angeles and in New York. In 2012 The Queens Council on the Arts, NY honored her with the Individual Artists Initiative (IAI) award for her commitment in the arts. In December 2013, Rocio was selected from 1900 submissions to participate in the Curate NYC Festival and Art Exhibition, curated by Anna Zekria. And in January 2014 Rocio became a semi-finalist, chosen from over 650 international entries, to the prestigious Print Center’s 88th Annual Competition and exhibition. In addition, Rocio was awarded a partial scholarship to attend a three-day editing workshop at the FotoVisura lodge in Vermont where she worked one-on-one with Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography for The New Yorker. On October 2014, Rocio participated in a group exhibit at The PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury Vermont. Most recently, Rocio was invited to showcase her images, amongst worldly renowned artist, in the 40th Anniversary Edition of the annual Small is Beautiful exhibition hosted by Flowers Gallery in their Chelsea location. The volume of Rocio’s work consists of portraits that focus on the dynamics of her personal relationships as they relate to the intricacies of the modern family definition, which is exemplified within her own family structure. Her series entitled "Girl Anachronism" is named after a song by one of her favorite musical artist The Dresden Dolls, and attempts to depict the physiological and psychological strain a recent non-life-threatening diagnose has had in her life. For other projects and artist's statement, please visit www.rocioalba.com