For renowned US-based Filipino photographer Rick Rocamora, documentary photographs are vehicles for activism and a means to deliver “conscious acts of persuasion” about the sad plight of the poor in society.
On June 13, Rocamora will head the opening of the exhibit entitled “With Passion and Purpose” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Rocamora is a well-published photographer and has co-founded Exposure Gallery in San Francisco with Pulitzer winner Kim Komenich.
This time, the exhibition is an apt statement about his vocation and the advocacies he is committed to. He selected seventy images to represent his other series such as those dealing with the Muslims after 9/11, inmates in city jails, juvenile detention centers and maternity wards.