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 Fotografía (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 Puertorriqueño, Inc. (Philadelphia), and El Centro Cultural de Cali (Colombia). Rocco was born in South Philadelphia and resides in the Northern Liberties section of the city.
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