Dale Rio

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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"the year of beauty and darkness"
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Mar 9, 2020
In addition to my photography, I also do a fair share of writing, and I'm pleased to announce that I just printed my first 'zine!  
The first few years when I was working in forensics - as a CSI and Death Investigator - were frustrating (poorly managed departments, incompetent "superiors," etc.) and physically arduous (eternal night shift).  But it proved to be a very creative time for my writing, which allowed me to process what I saw and experienced at work.  "the year of beauty and darkness" is a 'zine comprised of pairs of short pieces (micro/flash fiction); one inspired by my work paired with one inspired by the world outside of work.  I'm selling them at $6/each, to help cover printing costs.  If you're interested in purchasing one, please send me a message!

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News Spotlight

Photographers Without Borders competition finalist!

By Dale Rio — This portrait that I made of Evelyn Pine at the Maasai Olympics in Kenya in 2018 will not only be included..
Events News Spotlight

"Photography and the Written Word" workshop at Peters Valley

By Dale Rio — From August 16th - 20th, I will be teaching a workshop at Peters Valley School of Craft in New Jersey called..

GoFundMe campaign for upcoming trip to Kenya!

By Dale Rio — I've been invited to travel to Kenya in December to photograph the Maasai Olympics.  I'll be..
Exhibitions News

"Making Contact" is winding down.

By Dale Rio — Because of the holiday schedule, Making Contact , The Halide Project's inaugural exhibition will only be..
Exhibitions News

A few more weeks to catch "Industrial Philadelphia" at the Philadelphia Athenæum

By Dale Rio — There is a piece from my Superfund series in an exhibition called Industrial Philadelphia, Past and Present..

Website revamp!

By Dale Rio — At long last, my website has been revamped!  It has some new portfolios, so go check it out! ..

Help support the traditional photographic arts!

By Dale Rio — The Halide Project is planning its first major event...  A show in December in Philadelphia that will..

The Halide Project is up and running!

By Dale Rio — During the past few months, I've been focused on creating The Halide Project, a multi-faceted endeavor whose..
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