Ro del Rio Photography

Ro Del Río

The term photography comes from the Greek (phōs, "light"), and (graf, "draw, write"), which together, means "write / draw with light".

"I am the man behind the camera, drawing, writing and rewriting my perspective through light and shadows"

Born in Mexico City, on May 15, 1983, he began his training at the American School of Photography "Ansel Adams", where he qualified as a Producer Technician in Communication Media. From the beginning of his career he demonstrated an explosive creativity in the field of photographic art which led him to cover different genres; from photojournalism to forensic photography, the spontaneous portrait on a beach and the formal photo in a studio. The context of urban space and social photography both in weddings and shows, as well as in the most daily human situations. However, he was attracted in a very particular way by the manifestations that Nature offers us, especially the Sea.

He moved his home to the State of Quintana Roo, in the Mexican Caribbean.

Practicing underwater activities, he ventured into the cave diving, where he developed his first professional job as a photographer, participated in photographic studios where he was able to develop his creativity with social photography; the portrait and the weddings. He developed in the scientific environment, the documentary photography during the project of Underwater Archeology in the "Nevado de Toluca" in 2010, "Guadalupe Island Projectiles" in 2012 and "Manila Galleon" in 2013, promoted by the Sub-Directorate of Underwater Archeology of the Institute National Anthropology and History (INAH, Mexico). Some photographs of these projects participated in the International Competition promoted by the AQUA Society for Historical Archeology, obtaining twice the first place and a second in several categories.

Thanks to his great versatility he covered the documentary work during the Extreme Altitude World Diving Mark Project "Ojos del Salado, 6,390 m.s.n.m 2010" in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

His work reaches several media and has published photographs in various magazines, books and exhibitions, both in Mexico and in other parts of the world: Manila, (Philippines), Port of Brest (France), New York and Los Angeles (E.U.A.).

He currently directs his own photographic studio and the underwater photographic installation "Oceanotipo" which seeks through art, to provoke looks and actions that promote environmental care, sustainable tourism and local identity. To achieve this he decided to start an unconventional idea: Photographs exposed on the seabed.

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