Roberto Armocida

Photography

After graduating in the School of Art he started working as a photographer with some media in Rome, Italy. Arrived in Central America will continue to work as a photojournalist for the world news agency Reuters.

With his camera he covers for Reuters the last FMLN civil war in El Salvador, the conflict between the Contras and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the US invasion of Panama, the tragedy of refugees and displaced persons in Honduras and Costa Rica, the pacification process and disarmament in the region.


In Europe he has collaborated with the Reuters agency and holds the post of correspondent for the Mexican newspapers Excélsior and Reforma. In this period he will follow the diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Vatican, some trips of Pope John Paul II to Latin America and Mexico, the civil conflict in the separatist region of Kosovo. At the same time he continues his work as a photojournalist with some agencies and his photographs are distributed and published in the main European media.


He has conducted courses and workshops at various international institutions, such as the Academy of Visual Arts (AAVI) and the Italian Institute of Culture (IIC), in Mexico City. At the Sor Juana Cloister University (UCSJ) he taught a course in photography for those admitted to the career in Human Rights and Peace Management, a unique degree throughout the American continent.


Between 2010 and 2013 he has worked as a photojournalist in the national newspaper El Universal, publishing for the supplement Domingo and doing numerous reports throughout the Mexican territory.

From 2013 to 2014 he has held the position of Professor of Photography at the School of Communication Sciences at the Anáhuac Mayab University (UAM) and at the Inter-American University (INTER), both in Yucatan, Mexico.


His personal photographic work encompasses themes related to our social realities, whether urban or rural, such as marginalization, poverty, immigration, discrimination, human rights, gender violence, clandestine, religion, indigenous populations and minorities. His works in fashion photography, portraits, landscape, environment and photography in HDR. He has published reports about Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Egypt, Norway, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Kosovo, United States, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Morocco.


In 2011 he was awarded the Third Prize at the International Image Festival (FINI) in the category of documentary and journalistic photography, with the report "The City Threat". This same year, presenting a reportage on the living conditions of adolescents in street condition in Mexico City suburbs, has received a mention of honor in the photographic contest organized by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH).

He has been selected to participate in his work at Expo Fotoperiodismo 2012, an annual exhibition of journalistic photography, organized with the sponsorship of the Mexican National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) and the Center of the Image. 

Always in 2012, he has been awarded the Fourth Prize in the professional category of the photography competition "Once TV", in collaboration with the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) of Mexico City.


In 2015 he presented his documentary and photojournalistic work at a conference in the framework of the FIFT, the International Photo Festival of Tijuana. 

This same year, collaborating as a photojournalist for the newspaper La Jornada, he documents the dramatic events of the agrarian strikes in the Baja California region, in northeast Mexico, and news coverage along the Mexican-US border.


In 2016 he presented a conference entitled “On Death and Other Disasters" during the program of the VI International Meeting on the Day of the Dead, organized by the School of Plastic Arts of the Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAC), Mexico.

In Coahuila he starts working as a photojournalist with a newspaper of Saltillo. His reportage on living conditions in the coal mines in northern Mexico has been recognized with the Third Prize of the jury in the National Photography Contest on Human Rights, Fotocoahuila 2017, organized by the Government of Coahuila, and the agency of photojournalism Cuartoscuro.


In 2018 he won the First Prize in the International Festival of Urban Photography, Blipoint-Mulafest, Madrid. 

In the same year the reportage on the living conditions of Mexican miners has been selected among the finalists of the First International Biennial of Photojournalism, Sinaloa 2018. 

He currently collaborate with the international agency Getty Images as an exclusive contributor.


Exhibitions: 

2009 - Mediterránea - Italian Institute of Culture, Mexico City.

2009 - Mediterránea - Dante Alighieri Foundation, Mexico City

2010 - Gli Angeli - Bank of Mexico Library, Mexico City.

2010 - Frames of Rome - Italian Pavilion, St Marcos Fair, Aguascalientes, Mexico.

2011 - FINI - International Festival of the Image, State University (UAEH), Pachuca, Mexico.

2011 - Expressions of Italy - Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City.

2012 - Expo Photojournalism - Museo del Chopo, Mexico City.

2013 - A History in an Image - Center of Visual Arts, Merida, Mexico.

2014 - Urban Ghosts - Social and documentary photography, Merida, Mexico.

2015 - BC_15 Photography and Document - Casa de la Cultura (IMAC), Tijuana, Mexico.

2017 - Fotocoahuila - National Photography Contest on Human Rights, Centro de las Artes, Saltillo, Mexico.

2018 - Mulafest - Blipoint International Photography Contest, Madrid, Spain.

2019 - First International Biennial of Photojournalism - Gaaals, Sinaloa, Mexico.


Awards:

2018 - Final Selection

First International Biennial of Photojournalism

Sinaloa, Mexico

2018 - First Jury Award

International Blipoint Photography Contest - Mulafest

Madrid, Spain

2017 - Third Jury Award

Fotocoahuila, National Photography Contest on Human Rights

Saltillo, Mexico

2015 - Career Recognition

FIFT, International Photography Festival

Tijuana, Mexico

2012 - Final Selection

Expofotoperiodismo, National Photojournalism Contest

Mexico City

2012 - Honor Jury Award

National Photojournalism Contest, Channel 11 TV and IPN

Mexico City

2011 - Third Jury Award

FINI, International Festival of the Image

Hidalgo, Mexico

2011 - Honor Jury Award

National Documentary Photography Contest

CNDH National Commission for Human Rights

Mexico City

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