Friday, July 21, 2017 | News | Events | Exhibitions | Awards | Journals
I’m super honored and ecstatic to find that one of my images has been selected for inclusion in the Analog v. Digital exhibition at Foley Gallery! Michael Foley was one of my favorite instructors when I attended The School of Visual Arts back 2007. He was well versed in the history of art/photography and quite an influential figure in our community. It was always a dream to exhibit with his gallery (so you can imagine my excitement). I learned a great deal from him about the gallery world at SVA. I also attended some workshops at the Exhibition Lab with some excellent instructors. Sherri Littlefield, Associate Director at Foley Gallery, is simply aces and a top-notch executives and creative experts in our industry! She has an abundant amount of expertise and I humbly admit to have the utmost admiration and respect for her.
The Analog v. Digital exhibition will take place August 16, at Foley Gallery 59 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002, from 6pm-9pm. If you are in the New York area please come party with us! Again thank you Sherri and Mr. Foley for this wonderful opportunity. I am deeply grateful.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | News | Events | Exhibitions | Awards | Journals
Here's a quote about the Atelier Gallery taken from the Griffin's website:
The Griffin Gallery and the Atelier Gallery
At the Griffin Museum, we are constantly reviewing works by new photographers with an eye toward capturing who the next great artist will be. Our Atelier and Griffin Gallery is reserved specifically for showcasing these artists, providing a rare opportunity to view their work before they are widely known.
Monday, July 10, 2017 | News | Events | Exhibitions
Visura has been one of the most supportive organizations in the last few years in my life. I'm grateful I am part of this community. If you're in the Mass area, please stop by and say hello.
Thanks for your time.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Exhibitions
It's been really nice to see my image "Cotton Head" receive attention. It has been accepted into Candela's Unbound6! group exhibition, scheduled to take place this coming July.
Ashby Nickerson works meticulously to put together a wonderful event. I'm super thrilled about attending this show. Maybe I'll see YOU there.
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Exhibitions
This July the distinguished Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography, has honored me with my very first solo show. Perhaps you will join me on this special occasion. I will make an entrance dressed as some of these characters in the photographs throughout the evening and serve drinks -just kidding. ;-)
Even so it would thrill me to see YOU there. Thanks for your time friends. For more information you can click the link below.
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Exhibitions
Thank you Rebecca Robertson.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Journals
Anyway, I was head over heels to receive a call from the organizers inviting me to exhibit and perform an artist talk during their convention!!!! Unfortunately it's a sold out event. But don't fret my "sisters," if you want to watch and listen to the keynote speakers segment, you can purchase a ticket to their LiveStream. One of the speakers is Elizabeth Vargas from 20/20, who is quite open about her alcohol addiction. There will also hold Yoga classes, prevention lectures and art exhibitions focusing on projects like mine. I will have an entire space of my own!! My heart is filled with gratitude to discover and meet MORE women in long term recover I KNEW were out there. Again, thank you so much David Gonzalez and James Estrin for the opportunity. And a nice shout out to Evelyn Nieves for her beautiful article.
If you would like to purchase tickets for the LiveStream, please follow the link above; and thanks for taking the time to read this.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | News | Success Stories
For people who know me, they know I am a proud recovered addict. I have been sober since 2008 and one day at a time, I will continue to do so for many years to come. When you're the kind of addict I was, life seems bleek and I felt nothing but disgust for myself. Sure in the beginning it was fun, but it wasn't long before I was suicidal and in the very end, even though I didn' want to drink, I had to in order for my body to function properly. I admire the plethora of photo projects out there depicting recovering women addicts in various media platforms such as the fine-arts community, news coverage, and photojournalism. I believe these talented photographers genuinely and beautifully capture the devastation female addicts cause their love ones. However, there is another side of that spectrum and that is the long-term sober woman. It's true not many women addicts overcome their vices and many give the ultimate sacrifice -death. And even though statistics prove that women with long-term recovery are slim if not rare, they are out there living productive and flourishing lives against the odds. I began my journey to find them a few years back, interview, and photograph them with this profound objective: to bring social awareness to their stories and honor their accomplishments in hope that it may help other women seek help.
My series "There is a Crack In Everything," is still in its developing stages but I'm honored to know it's getting encouraging recognition. So I'm tremendously honored to say that The New York Times - Lens Blog has picked-up my story and published it today. If you have a moment please take a look.Thank you for your time.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | Journals
thanks for your time. 🤗
"Cotton Head", 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016 | Journals
Hello Visura family,
I wanted to welcome all new members. It's really great to be amongst such talented people.
I'm posting some news to share a new project in progress. It's not entirely complete but I felt it's well on its way enough that I could share it with you. If you have a few minutes to spare from your busy lives, I'd love it if you checked it out.
Thanks in advance and hope you have a wonderful weekend! =D
She Who Found Grace
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | Opportunities
If you or anyone you know lives in the area, please stop by say hello or sign-up for this fun filled class. It's a two day workshop where I will teach you basic techniques to create proffessional like quality book covers for any occasion. If you're a scrapbook maker or a photographer, making your own one of a kind portfolios to carry your work at photo reviews is an excellent way to stand out from the hundreds of photographer at portfolio reviews. Please click the link above for more information and I hope to see YOU there. =D
Sunday, April 10, 2016 | News | Exhibitions
Friday, March 11, 2016 | News
Hello my dear Visura familia. It is after long hours of hard work that I am proud to announce the new mailers for "Miracle Baby" will be in the mail by the end of this week; this will coincide with the brand new "Miracle Baby" dedicated website I have JUST completed. The story has become bigger then I expected and through the visionary guidance of great people I am lucky to call mentors, teachers and friends, I feel the site is ready for its debut!!
I want to thank my beautiful son Thomas and my partner Glen Thomas Falk for their courage and strength. I am nothing without you. It's a privilege to share our story with you all. So please feel free to roam about. There are new images and galleries (including background videos). I thank you truly for taking time out of your busy day to visit. A HUGE shout out goes out to Adri and Graham for their unyielding support and encouragement.
Monday, February 15, 2016 | News
I have begun this year with steady dedication to get my book funded and published. The amount of publishers wanting to work with me has not been limited nor abundant. The one thing that stays the same is their desire for an excessive request for my financial contribution. It's a little disheartening. 25k might as well be 25 million. Just found this video and well, it gave me some home. And sometimes, a lil' hope goes a long way.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 | News | Exhibitions
Since this is a book dummy, there is only one copy (the one currently at the gallery.) However, I did manage to create a new video of it. So if you happen to have about three free minutes, please take a look. I have revamped it from the first version. I am also in the process of creating a third version with a blue folder instead of green. I just want to take a look at the difference. Anyway hope you enjoy it. Please click HERE to check out the video of the book. Thanks for your time!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | Journals
I've been sitting here thinking about this past year and how hard I have worked on getting some of my work out into the world, and how difficult it is to get recoginition. I'm incredibly thankful to Visura for this amazing platform that has helped shine light on projects that would otherwise just "sit" on my site and never get seen by a large relevant audience.
One of my BIGGEST dreams was to receive recognition from a publication such as CNN. That dream came true this year and I couldn’t be more proud. Thanks to Visura’s team Adriana Teresa Letorney, Graham Letorney, Brett Roegiers, and the wonderful Jamie Gumbrecht from CNN, my series Miracle Baby was published by CNN with great public acceptance. What an enormous accomplishment and honor this was. I want to hold on to that feeling for ever!
Friday, November 20, 2015 | News
SUPER stoked to read that papermag named Flowers Gallery, Small Is Beautiful, exhibition as one of the NINE MUST SEE ART SHOWS this weekend. So proud to share wall space with friends and colleagues like Richard Tuschman, Shen Wei , Pablo Lerma, and Pixy Yijun Liao (just to name a few).
Despite the pouring rain it was a great turn out! If you have the time, check out the show. Huge props to Brent Beamon for putting together such an amazing exhibition.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Exhibitions
Hey Visura family! Just a friendly reminder that today is the opening of Small is Beautiful from 6-8pm at Flowers Gallery NY. Last year's opening was a packed house. So if you're in the hood, stop by and say hello!
I hope to see YOU there!
Friday, November 13, 2015 | News
The show opens next Thursday, November 19th. So, if you're in the area, stop by, have some wine, check out some beautiful art and let's hang! I'm a hoot! =D
For more information, please clidk here to be redirected to the Flowers Gallery website. I hope to see YOU there.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 | News
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | News
Hope you enjoy the images! I want to send a special thanks to Adriana, Graham, and Mike Cullen for all their help and support.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | News
RECEPTION: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6-9pm
"We are pleased to inform you that your work has been accepted for the upcoming 'Old Enough to Know Better' Exhibition at Crane Arts, Gallery 105. The jurors, Eileen Neff and Diane Burko have selected your piece 2210.182463.770873 Uncomfortable Silence for this important exhibition.
Thank you for being so patient as the jurors worked through all of the entries multiple times. This was a highly competitive show. Out of the 265 artists who together submitted 2087 pieces of work, only 67 pieces were accepted. The jurors had to make some very tough edits based on their response to the call and the overall size of the venue."
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | Exhibitions
I had an electric time this weekend in Fort Collins, Colorado at The Center for Fine Art Photograpy. I met so many unique and fascinating artists. The staff @c4fap was simply dazzling. There was some serious inspiration and bonding going on with the participating artists. It was followed by an amazing lakeside BBQ thanks to the generous and gracious Hamidah Glasglow. Sunshine Divis runs a tight ship up there and the exhibit was well organized.
I'm truly thankful to The Center, the staff and all the artists. It was a magical weekend.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 | News
This is REALLY exciting news for me. It’s officially the first time I've been nominated for an award by a Latino artist based organization like Fotografia 4. It's so thrilling to be recognized by “mi jente” finalmente!
My entry is also eligible to make it into the grand prize of "Los Dies" (the final 10) nominees. The award is taking part in a travelling exhibition that will start in NY and move throughout in 2016. Keeping my fingers crossed REAL tight for that one. But honestly, not matter what, it's one of my biggest honors thus far - regardless. I'm so grateful to Fotografia 4 and all the judges for this amazing opportunity. Si estuviera vivo, yo se en mi corazon, que mi padre (el pintor) estaria muy orgulloso de mi.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Exhibitions
I was also thrilled to find that C4FAP used my selected image for their promotional poster. It looks amazing!! If you're in the Colorado area, I hope to see you there!
Friday, August 21, 2015 | Awards
"from hundreds of submissions in all categories, only 50 [artists] were selected..."
The image will be sent to editors, take part of their online catalog and gallery exhibition, and will be promoted on all of their social media platforms. The next step is to move on to "Los Diez" (the final 10) artists that will participate on a travelling exhibition (sponsored by Epson) through 2016. I have all limbs crossed, lol.
Friday, August 14, 2015 | News
WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR ARTS, WITH A.I.R. GALLERY, PRESENTS:
WHO’S AFRAID OF FEMINISM?"
Hey folks two of my images made it into the Women's Caucus for Art online exhibition and catalog. If you get a minute or two, please check out my work and the work of other wonderful women artists.
Thank you in advance for the support. Here are the links:
Monday, August 3, 2015 | Awards | Job Listings
I was thrilled to find this morning on CNN Photos my series about my son Thomas' entrance into my life. It's still difficult to relive but sharing his unique story to the world is an honor. Please check it out if you have a chance.
Friday, July 17, 2015 | News
I know I haven't shut my mouth about this but I can't help myseft....seriously! This is pretty darn awesome! I finally got my copy of @thehand Magazine's 2nd year anniversary edition No. 9. It's actually ALL SOLD OUT!!! Got two copies for myself. If you get a chance, please check out their website. I foundout that all copies of issue no. 9 are completely SOLD OUT!! But I also heard some vendors are carrying the issue. Anyway, there are some incredible artists in this issue! Congrats to them all.
Monday, July 6, 2015 | News
So after many years and two absolutely resourceful workshops with Fotovisura GUILD editors, I'm happy to say that "Girl Anachronism" is one image away from being complete. I will shoot the last image Tuesday. I completed the second to last today.
Plus with the intense edit with Deborah Dragon last week, and my own, I am starting to feel satisfied with the current edit (are we ever really satisfied, lol). But the images are hanging in my studio so it may change again, who knows. OH and I shot another photo for my "You, 'Them' and I" series. If you have a second, please take a look. I want to give a HUGE “thank you” to Graham and Adriana for their continued support. I hope you enjoy them.
Friday, July 3, 2015 | News
I couldn't decide on a name at first. My father was a painter and he created a portrait of a man whose face was covered in butterflies. He hung it proudly in his studio and as a kid I'd stare at it for long periods of time. So the image at first was called "An Ode to Innocence" because all the really horrible things that provoked my panic and anxiety disorder had not yet occured at the time the my father created that portrait. But now, since it's really ispired by my father's painting, I call it "An Ode to The Mad Man".
Please support this not for profit organization and buy yourself a copy! It super affordable. Plus you get to check out all the other amazing artists selected.
Friday, June 19, 2015 | Exhibitions
Please get your summer shoes on and bring the kids to view the selected photos of this year's Soho Photo Gallery 2015 Photo Competition, curated by the amazing Elizabeth Avedon and featuring work by yours truly.
The opening reception takes place on July 7 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
I'm super proud and honored to be sharing wall space with some of my favorite photographer colleagues and friends. I also want to thank the charming Joel Morgovsky for making this event possible. Hope to see each and every one of you there!!
Friday, May 29, 2015 | News
I am SO looking forward to venturing out to Vermont next month to work with the AMAZING Deborah Dragon, Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stones Magazine!!! I am beyond thrilled to work with her and to spend some quality ALONE time. Thank you FotoVisura and the power team: Adriana Teresa Letorney and Graham Letorney.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 | News
What a TERRIFIC way to start the day! Woke-up to see my work on Elizabeth Avedon's L'Oeil de la Photographie online magazine as one of the feature artists from day 1 of The New York Times - Lens - Photography portfolio review!!! Please take a moment to check out all the wonderful work. My image made the feature page. There's even a sneak peek of my hand made book dummy for a project I've been photographing the past five years.
If you have time, please click here to check out this online magazine. Thank you for your time.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 | Journals
I had such an amazing time yesterday at the New York Time 2015. I was so nervious! I felt like it was the first day of at a new school or something, lol. I sat down with some coffee to think things through and suddenly this beautiful womwan enteres the room! I was so happy to see her. Adriana has this amazing presence in a room and this energenic aura around her. She's an amazing artist, mother, metor, friend.
It was an honor to be there and a joy to meet so many talented photographers.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | Awards
I am so honored to have been accepted into the Visura's GUILD network. I'm also very excited to be part of this innovative group and join the ranks of some extremely talented photographers like Michelle Frankfurter, Andrea Star Reese and many more. I'm so grateful to Adriana Teresa Letorney and Graham Letorney for the opportunity. I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a great year!! Please check the link below to view my new updated website: www.rocioalba.com
Here is a link to the new members. I want wish everyone a warm welcome! https://madmimi.com/p/797cf5