‘Pitik’ features award-winning photojournalist Rick Rocamora

by | Nov 8, 2017 | News

The Asian Center for Journalism features California-based photojournalist Rick Rocamora in its “Pitik” photojournalism forum series to be held at the Areté on Friday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 pm



Rocamora is known for his work documenting campaigns on civil liberties and immigrant rights in the United States, and human rights and social justice issues in the Philippines.


An award-winning documentary photographer, Rocamora captured images of Filipino World War II veterans in California, and wrote the book Filipino WW II Soldiers – America’s Second-Class Veterans, for which he was awarded a Local Bay Area Heroes award by Radio Station KQED and the Union Bank of California.


He is also the author of Blood, Sweat, Hope and Quiapo: Rodallie S. Mosende Story, a book that chronicles the life of a homeless girl who had been Rocamora’s subject. His photos of Rosalie caught the attention of an anonymous donor who gave her a college scholarship. She graduated in 2016, and is now gainfully employed and for the first time in her life living in a rented apartment.


Rocamora’s 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 and published in print and online.


“Pitik” will also feature the work of the students in Diploma in Visual Journalism, among them Enrimand Esmer Dejeto of Mindanews who covered the government’s five-month operation to capture suspected terrorists in Marawi City.


“Pitik” is open to the public and free of charge. For inquiries, please call ACFJ at 926-3253 and look for Mae Marbella or send us an email at acfj.soss@ateneo.edu.

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