Rick Rocamora - updates

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IN PHOTOS: The catastrophe of overcrowded jails during the coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:12 AM

Physical distancing is impossible to achieve in detention centers bursting at the seams

Quezon City Jail. All photos by Rick Rocamora

From a photographer's lens: Remembering strong women throughout history

Mar 07, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Sharing these photos and their personal memories is my way of honoring these remarkable women on this special occasion

PRIDE. A Filipino waves a Philippine flag at Union Square in San Francisco, California in celebration of the EDSA Revolution on February 26, 1986. Photo by Rick Rocamora

Inhumane, justice needed: Reactions to Philippine detention centers

Mar 27, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Our goal is to collect all these index cards and give them to the chairs of the justice committee of the Senate and House so that they too can read and feel the silent voice of our citizens, asking for solutions to the inhumane conditions of our penology infrastructure

IN PHOTOS: The Filipina beyond Maria Clara

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Award-winning documentary photographer Rick Rocamora takes these photos of Filipinas over the years

Temporary Housing, Tondo, Manila 2015

Bursting at the seams: Philippine detention centers

Mar 03, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime

JAIL OVERCROWDING. Overcrowded jails in the Philippines are not uncommon. Photo by Rick Rocamora

IN PHOTOS: The brave, the women

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Check out Rick Rocamora s images of Filipino women from the market to the malls

Customer Care Assistants wait for customers at BIJINZA at Legaspi Village in Makati.

Documenting Obama

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Rick Rocamora: It was a unique experience for many to claim that the 44th US president shares our values and experiences living in America

Living among the dead for generations

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM

For the Gerbuellas clan five generations of their family have been living at the Manila South Cemetery Every year they must vacate their home so that people can pay respects for their dead

Book takes girl's story from Quiapo to Makati gallery

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Those in the know see Quiapo in a different light: as a haven for strong hearted hardworking individuals tenaciously trying to overcome life’s obstacles for their dreams

Martial law helped define me as a photographer

Feb 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The training I learned in confronting authorities with or without a camera during martial law are valuable lessons I used later in my investigative photojournalism work

Cuba: Looking back through Filipino lens

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM

For his first assignment as a documentary photographer 24 years ago Rick Rocamora went to Cuba Here are some images from that trip

TOILING. Cuban farmers. Image by Rick Rocamora

IN PHOTOS: Martial Law victims' hopes for redress, remembrance

Sep 21, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Claimants for compensation under the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Law are hoping that their claims are honored – and that the atrocities under Martial Law will never be forgotten

LINING UP. Human rights compensation applicant Leticia Abaquita (R), 82 year old, with claimants from Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Rick Rocamora

Rick Rocamora captures faces of Yolanda loss in 'Displaced'

Jan 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM

UNHCR will launch an exhibit of photographer Rick Rocamora s images of persons displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda

Life's arcade: Quiapo

Dec 01, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Those in the know see Quiapo in a different light – a Mecca for hard working individuals sharing a common goal of finding solutions to their grinding poverty

This charming man

Jun 28, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Faint memories may be all that Rick Rocamora has of his father but he knows his dad is alive in him

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Rick Rocamora inherited his dad's magnetic personality. Photo by Coricks Ibarra

A photographer's passion and purpose

Jun 16, 2012 - 10:21 AM

I am only a tool for my subjects to tell their story It is not my story but theirs that is conveyed through my camera

PHL population still high in Southeast Asia

Jan 05, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Fabella Memorial Hospital is witness to countless mothers giving birth

NEWBORN. Doctors deliver as many as 100 births in 24 hours at the Fabella Memorial Hospital. Photo by Rick Rocamora