Jose Antonio Rosario, “After Hurricane Maria” / “Despuès del huracàn María'”

Jose Antonio Rosario

“After Hurricane Maria” MSA X presents the view of three artists of the aftermath of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“Despuès del huracàn María'” MSA X presenta la visión de tres artistas  sobre las secuelas de María en Puerto Rico.

Jose Antonio Rosario
Jose Antonio Rosario

Jose Antonio Rosario

José Antonio Rosario se ha desempeñado como fotoperiodista durante más de 30 años.En el transcurso de su carrera he tenido la oportunidad de documentar momentos históricos y personajes reconocidos a nivel mundial. Como cazador de noticias, ha estado expuesto a un sin número de asignaciones relacionadas a deportes, arte, música, política y noticias incluyendo los acontecimientos del 11S en Nueva York.

José Antonio Rosario has worked as a photojournalist for more than 30 years. In the course of his career I have had the opportunity to document historical moments and world-renowned personalities. As a news hunter, he has been exposed to countless assignments related to sports, art, music, politics and news including the events of 9/11 in New York.

 

Inició su carrera en la ciudad de New York como fotógrafo independiente realizando trabajos para diferentes medios de comunicación tales como la Prensa Asociada; Daily News; el New York Post; Time and Life Magazine, New York Times y el Diario La Prensa, entre otros. En la década de los 80’ se unió al equipo de fotógrafos del Diario La Prensa en Nueva York donde trabajó por espacio de 15 años, desempeñando el cargo de Editor de Departamento de Fotografía los últimos tres años de dicho período.
En su larga carrera como fotoperiodista ha visitado varios países como Inglaterra, Escocia, Colombia, México, Colombia, siendo esta última una de sus experiencias más significativas tras cubrir el terremoto en Armenia. Durante este viaje pudo palpar el dolor y la destrucción de todo un pueblo a un nivel nunca antes visto en su carrera, transformándose su visión en las fotos de portada del Diario La Prensa en aquel momento.

Ha sido galardonado por la “National Association of Hispanic Journalist” con el primer, segundo, tercer lugar y mención honorable como mejor portada de periódico de eventos noticiosos del año 2000. Citado por el Consejo de la ciudad de Nueva York por su aportación a la comunidad hispana. Por su labor comunitaria ha sido reconocido en varias ocasiones por organizaciones con fines educativos que ofrecen servicios a jóvenes.
Después de haber documentado los ataques de las Torres Gemelas en NY, se radicó en la ciudad de San Juan, Puerto Rico, donde vive actualmente.
En Puerto Rico ha colaborado con el Instituto de Cultura, en Prensa Comunitaria, como fotógrafo independiente, y brindando talleres en el Taller de Fotoperiodismo de San Juan, ofreciendo clases de fotografía básica a niños y adolescentes de bajos recursos económicos.
Su trabajo “Reflejos de Ti” lo condensa todo. Es una de las obras más significativas de José Antonio, puesto que, dicha obra, se documentó en su mayoría durante el apogeo del género de la salsa en Nueva York. Héctor, Willie, Celia, Rubén, Tito, Mongo, Cheo y Frankie, entre otros, estaban en la cima y se convirtieron en ídolos formando parte de la cultura del continente americano. Con una cámara y dos lentes (sin flash), justo al principio de sus carrera, José Antonio fue testigo en primera fila de esos momentos históricos y fueron estas mismas imágenes los que o catapultaron a su carrera como fotoperiodista.

He began his career in New York City as an independent photographer doing work for different media such as the Associated Press; Daily News; the New York Post; Time and Life Magazine, New York Times and the newspaper La Prensa, among others. In the decade of the 80 ‘he joined the team of photographers of the newspaper La Prensa in New York where he worked for 15 years, performing the position of Editor of the Department of Photography the last three years of that period.
In his long career as a photojournalist he has visited several countries such as England, Scotland, Colombia, Mexico, Colombia, the latter being one of his most significant experiences after covering the earthquake in Armenia. During this trip he could feel the pain and destruction of a whole town at a level never before seen in his career, transforming his vision into the cover photos of the newspaper La Prensa at that time.
He has been awarded by the “National Association of Hispanic Journalists” with the first, second, third and honorable mention as the best newspaper cover of news events of the year 2000. Cited by the Council of the City of New York for his contribution to the Hispanic community. For its community work it has been recognized on several occasions by organizations with educational purposes that offer services to young people.
After having documented the attacks of the Twin Towers in NY, he settled in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he currently lives.
In Puerto Rico, she has collaborated with the Institute of Culture, in the Community Press, as an independent photographer, and by providing workshops in the Photojournalism Workshop in San Juan, offering basic photography classes to children and adolescents with low economic resources.
His work “Reflejos de Ti” condenses everything. It is one of the most significant works of José Antonio, since, this work, was documented mostly during the heyday of the salsa genre in New York. Hector, Willie, Celia, Rubén, Tito, Mongo, Cheo and Frankie, among others, were at the top and became idols as part of the culture of the Americas. With a camera and two lenses (no flash), right at the beginning of his career, José Antonio witnessed in the front row those historical moments and it was these same images that catapulted his career as a photojournalist.


José A. Rosario
610- Riverside Drive
New York, N.Y 10031
939-350-1245
josetrendelsur@gmail.com / www.trendelsur.carbonmade.com

OBJECTIVE

To be a part of the transformation process in my field. With knowledge, equipment and team work good writing, good photos, and good videos are produced.

QUALIFICATIONS

● 30 years experience in photojournalism
● fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
● full knowledge of Photoshop program
● video capable
● leadership skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

January 2012 – to present Independent Freelance Photographer Puerto Rico

October- December 2011 Taller de Fotoperiodismo San Juan, Puerto Rico

● Giving photo and video workshops to elementary and intermediate public school children

May 2009 – Abril 2011 Prensa Comunitaria Santurce, Puerto Rico
Photographer/Video captable

● To photograph news events that are relevant to disadvantaged communities
● To archive by date, theme and category
● To provide technical support in video recordings and boom work
● To films, capture, cut and edit video material for TV program.

Jan 2007 – 2008 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña Viejo San Juan
Photographer

● To establish a digital archive of artisans and their crafts
● To photograph cultural activities in different parts of the island
● To assist artists with their installations

July 2005 – 2007 Independent Freelance Photographer San Juan, Puerto Rico

1989-July 2005 El Diario La Prensa (Hispanic Newspaper) New York, NY
Staff Photographer
Photo Editor (2000-2002)
● Established and maintained the digital photo archives.
● Selected and delegated photo assignments to staff photographers.
● Arranged photo shoots for special events.
● Upgraded and maintained photo equipment and performed repairs.

1976-1989 Freelance Press Photographer New York, NY
Produced work for the following publications and organizations:
● The Associated Press
● United Press International
● The New York Daily News
● TIME Magazine
● The New York Post
● El Diario La Prensa
● Canales Magazine (Chief Photographer)
● The Bronx Press Review (Chief Photographer)
● Gamma Liaison Photo Agency

EXHIBITS
2004 “Colombia in Cambridge” (Individual Exhibit)
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

2002 “The Photojournalist.” (Individual Exhibit)
Julia de Burgos Center, New York, New York

2000 “Salsa Meets Jazz” (Individual Exhibit)
Nuyorican Poets’ Café, New York, New York

1999 “From Grief to Solidarity” (Collective Exhibit)
King Carlos I of Spain Center, New York University,
New York, New York

1993 “Collective Hispanic Newspaper” (Collective Exhibit)
1199 Union Headquarters, New York, New York

EDUCATION
November 2000 American Press Institute Reston, VA
Digital Imaging for Newspapers

1975-1981 Marty Forcher’s New York, NY
Professional Camera Photography
Technical Training on 35 mm photo equipment
Light Meter Specialist

1972-1975 Samuel Gompers Bronx, NY
Vocational and Technical High School
Concentration in Electronics

PRESENTATIONS AND RELEVANT SERVICES

2006 “Ethics in Journalism.” New York University, New York,
New York.
Lecture to journalism class about ethical issues that arose for
photographers during coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

2001 Guest Speaker at the Multicultural Student Conference
sponsored by the Career Education Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Presentation was a motivational speech intended to engage kids
and inspire them to become productive members of society.

1999 Collaborated and participated in a fundraise/telemarathon to
raise funds for a new school for children who had survived an
earthquake in Colombia.

1995 Guest Speaker at the Spanish Harlem branch of Boys Harbor.
Presentation was a motivational speech intended to help
inspire participants to be successful against all odds.

AWARDS
2002 City Council Citation, City Hall, New York City
The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Dallas, TX
First Place: Outstanding News Event Photo Essay
First Place: Outstanding Color Photo Overall

2000 The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Las Vegas, NV
First Place: Outstanding Editorial Color Photo
Second Place: Outstanding Editorial, Color Photo
Honorable Mention: Outstanding Editorial Color Photo

1998 The National Association of Hispanic Publications Austin, TX
First Place: Outstanding Editorial Color Photo

1997 The National Association of Hispanic Publications Phoenix, AZ
First Place: Outstanding Editorial Color Photo

1995 The National Association of Hispanic Publications New York,NY
First Place: Outstanding Photo Editorial, Photo Essay
First Place: Outstanding Editorial Photo

1994 The National Association of Hispanic Publications San Diego,CA
First Place: Outstanding Editorial Photo

RELEVANT SKILLS
● -Fluent in written, spoken, and read Spanish and English.

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