Roberto Armocida
photography & document
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After graduating from the Artes Accademy in Rome with a major in graphic arts and architecture, he started working as a photographer with some media.

In Central America will continue to work as a photojournalist for the international news agency Reuters.

With his camera he covers the last FMLN 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 the diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Vatican continue, 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.

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 University of the Sor Juana Cloister (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 Universidad Anáhuac Mayab (UAM) and at the Inter-American University Center (INTER).

Her 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. She works in commercial photography, fashion, portraits, landscape, environment and photography in HDR.

He has published reports in Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Egypt, Bulgaria, Albania, former Yugoslavia, United States, Spain, Turkey, former Soviet Union, Greece, Cyprus, Morocco.

His most recent exhibitions have been: "Mediterránea" presented to the public in the cloister of the Italian Cultural Institute and the Dante Alighieri Foundation, Mexico City (2003); "Gli Angeli" presented at the Bank of Mexico Library, Mexico City, and at the San Marcos Fair, Aguascalientes (2010); "FINI 2011" collective exhibition of the finalist works of the first International Image Festival, Rectory of the Autonomous State University (UAEH), Pachuca, Hidalgo; "Expressions of a Living Italy", collective exhibition presented at Paseo de la Reforma, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, organized by the Secretary of Culture of the Government of the CDMX and the Italian Union in the World (2011); "Expofotoperiodismo 2012", collective exhibition of documentary and journalistic photography, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City (2012); "A History in an Image", collective exhibition, Center of Visual Arts, Merida, Yucatan (2013); "Urban Ghosts", collective exhibition of social and documentary photography, Mérida, Yucatan (2014); "BC_15 Photography and Document", personal exhibition, Casa de la Cultura (IMAC), Tijuana, Baja California (2015); "Fotocoahuila 2017", collective exhibition of the finalist images of the National Photography Contest on Human Rights, Centro de las Artes, Saltillo, Coahuila (2017).

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 report on the living conditions of adolescents in street condition, has received a mention of honor in the photographic contest organized by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH).

In 2012 he has been selected to participate in his work at Expo Fotoperiodismo, an annual exhibition of documentary and journalistic photography, organized with the sponsorship of the 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 photo-journalistic work at a conference, in the framework of the International Photo Festival of Tijuana (FIFT).

His report on living conditions in the coal mines in northern Mexico has been recognized with the third prize of the jury in the national contest for photography on Human Rights, Fotocoahuila 2017, organized by the Government of Coahuila, the Human Rights Commission of the Congress of Coahuila and the Mexican agency of photojournalism Cuartoscuro.