Ro del Rio
Ro del Rio
Born in Mexico City on May 15, 1983, he began his training at the American College of Photography "Ansel Adams", where he graduated as a Media Production Technician. From the beginning of his career he demonstrated explosive creativity in the field of photographic art which led him to cover different genres ranging from photojournalism to forensic photography, spontaneous portrait on a beach, and formal photo in a studio. The context of urban space and social photography both at weddings and shows, as well as in everyday human situations. However, he was particularly attracted to the manifestations that nature offers us; especially the Sea.
He moved his home to the State of Quintana Roo in the Mexican Caribbean in 2006 As a practitioner of underwater activities, he ventured into the Speleobuceo where he developed his first professional work as a photographer. He participated in photographic studies where he was able to develop his creativity with social photography through portrait and weddings. In the scientific environment he developed documentary photography during the Underwater Archeology Project in the "Nevado de Toluca" in 2010, "Isla Guadalupe Projectiles" in 2012 and "Manila Galleon" in 2013 that was promoted by the Underwater Archeology Department of the Institute National of Anthropology and History (INAH, Mexico). Some photographs of these projects participated in an International Contest promoted by the AQUA Society fot Historical Archeology obtaining two first place prizes and a second in various categories.
Thanks to its great versatility, he covered the documentary work during the Project of the World Extreme Diving Brand "Ojos del Salado, 6,390 m.s.n.m 2010" in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
His work reaches several medias and he has published photographs in various magazines, books, and exhibitions both in Mexico and in other parts of the world such as 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 launch an unconventional idea: Photographs exposed on the seabed.
They stated very correctly that "A picture is worth a thousand words"