Dale Rio

Photographer
Reconciliation
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a photographer who has been shooting and printing my own work for nearly thirty years.  I received an MFA in photography from Pratt Institiute in 1996 and a Fulbright Travel Grant and the Miguel Vinciguerra Grant in 1997.  Since... read on
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Reconciliation
Credits: dale rio
Date of Work: 03/01/17 - Ongoing
Updated: 07/30/19
These images represent my experiments with pinhole photography.  Some are part of a "Work-a-day Pinhole" project I began in order to continue creating images between project-based shooting, particularly on the days when I'm required to go to work. 
Others are the beginning of a new body of pinhole self-portraits, in which  my hope is to blur the lines between humanity and the natural world, adding a bit of magic to what can often be a dreary and sterile world.
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The Black Mambas APU

By Dale Rio — In November, I traveled to South Africa to create portraits of members of the Black Mambas all-female anti-poaching unit.  These young women..
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In Absentia

By Dale Rio — This body of work features places that once buzzed with life but are now devoid of humanity.  Places where you think people should be but..
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Maasai Olympics

By Dale Rio — In December 2018, I traveled to Kenya to create portraits of the participants in the 4th biennial Maasai Olympics, as well the anti-poaching rangers..
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Terry Collection

By Dale Rio — The Terry Collection is a world-renowned forensic anthropology collection housed at the Smithsonian Institute.  When I first encountered the..
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Forgotten 66

By Dale Rio — Historic Route 66 exemplifies the interconnectedness of history, emotion, and humanity‚Äôs complicated relationship with nature. The hand of man..
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Band Archive

By Dale Rio — From the 1990s through the early 2000s, I photographed a lot of bands in New York and elsewhere.  I was a regular at clubs like CBGB's and the..
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Mt. Moriah Cemetery

By Dale Rio — Mt. Moriah is a cemetery in Philadelphia that was created in the 1800s as an alternative to the crowded and unsanitary urban cemeteries of the..
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Portraits

By Dale Rio — This portfolio contains portraits that I've made over the past fifteen years or so.  The photos represent various subcultures that I have been..
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Superfund

By Dale Rio — Superfund sites are those deemed contaminated or polluted by the Environmental Protection Agency, which then instigates clean-up plans tailored to..
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One Nation, Oblivious

By Dale Rio — A few years ago, I was struck by the number of people who nearly walked into me because they were so preoccupied with their cell phones.  That..
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The Borscht Belt

By Dale Rio — I have always been fascinated by abandoned places, particularly those that were of great importance in their heyday.  I recently discovered the..
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