roberta ruocco

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Life has a way of transforming us into something we no longer recognize. Photography has been fundamental in

peeling back the layers of my life and reconnecting me with my subconsciousness. The intention of my work is to

eliminate all that is superfluous and engage mindfulness. My images are meant to provoke self-reflection, which

encourages the development of true well-being, which is where we can find ourselves again.

Given the current world we live in, I believe mankind would only benefit from self-reflection, engaging our

subconsciousness and bringing awareness to what truly matters in life. This scholarship would give me the

opportunity to explore the extent of how photography encourages self-reflection and grant every viewer a passage

towards their own introspective quest to re-connection within humanity and with ourselves.

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Bio: 

My parents immigrated to America from the island of Capri. I am first generation born in Palm Beach, Florida and was fortunate enough to spend my summers in Capri. I grew up capturing the two places closest to my heart through my lens, not ever realizing the relevancy.

While in college studying international marketing at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, I took a black and white photography class. Which inspired me more than anything and ignited my passion. I graduated from FIT, got married had two beautiful children and shortly thereafter I went back to study photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where I received a BFA in photography. It was a challenging journey but such a noteworthy experience on so many levels! You can find me capturing moments anywhere between New York, Palm Beach and Capri!

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Taiwan
New Taipei City
This series juxtaposes the torn and dirty USian flag with the naked bodies of all genders, races, sexuality, nationality, and cultural backgrounds to capture their vulnerability, emotions, and strength, critiquing the United States as the dreamland and shelter for all humans. The U.S. was alleg...
United States of America
Portland
When I first viewed the painting L'Origine du monde I was amazed that it was dated 1866. I not only admired the artist for his daring to paint such a subject in such an erotic pose, but even more so for the title he assigned the image for The Origin of the World epitomizes how I too feel about the s...
Iceland
Hafnarfjörður
Exploring the boundaries of gender and gendered expression, these photographs draw on the art of drag and female illusion, combining or conflating them with more traditionally masculine styles. The photographs also allude to queer culture and counterculture, as viewed through a mostly camp...
United Kingdom
Morgan Markey
The attached series, "ISOLA",  is a dreamy sequence of photographs depicting scenes of Filicudi, an island that sits outside of Sicily and is almost always deserted (only 235 people living on the island) besides the few visitors that come each Summer. Like many volcanic isla...
Netherlands
Leeuwarden
These are the photos of my mom. Her life turned 360 when she got 50. She got divorced after 30 years of marriage, moved to another city 5000 km away from her hometown where she has spent all her life, changed jobs, changed people around, bought a funky orange bicycle. At that moment of her life she...

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