Shawn Rocco

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Shawn Rocco is a staff photojournalist with the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and an adjunct professor in the Journalism School at UNC-Chapel Hill. Raised in Yonkers and then Goshen, New York, he graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a BA in environmental science and a minor in photography. He's received awards for his photography and multimedia from the National Press Photographers Association, Southern Short Course, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and the North Carolina Press Photographers Association. In 2011 he was named Photographer of the Year by the NCPPA. In 2012, work from his Cellular Obscura was exhibited in a solo show at the Ackland Museum Store Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, and group shows at: Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Va., Project Basho's Onward Compé 2012, Philadelphia, Pa., and VAE's Contemporary South in Raleigh, NC. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Joanna and their dog Cooper.

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