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Silicon Raj: Making a Difference to America's Future: About the Photographer

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2001          

Unbroken Spirit: Muslim Filipinos in a Time of War, Pusod, Center for Culture, Ecology and Bayan, Berkeley, CA

Angel Island and Immigrant Stories of the 20th and 21st Century, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

2000          

With Passion and Purpose: Photographs of Rick Rocamora, Multi Cultural Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Hidden Histories, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

1999

Unfinished Mission: The American Journey of Filipino WW II Veterans, Cannon House Building Rotunda Gallery, Washington D.C.

Mabuhay: Stories Old and New, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

1998

Unfinished Mission: The American Journey of Filipino WW II Veterans, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Veterans Building, San Francisco, CA

Confrontations, Crossings and Convergence: Photographs of the Philippines and United States, 1898-1998, UCLA Fowler Museum of History, Los Angeles, CA

Points of Entry: A Nation of Strangers, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Tolerance, Simon Wiensenthal Center, Los Angeles, CA

Featured artist -- "Art in the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James," London, UK

1997

Points of Entry: A Nation of Strangers, Jewish Museum, New York, NY, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL

1996

Point of Entry: A Nation of Strangers, African American Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY; Ansel Adams Center of Photography, San Francisco, CA

1992

 

New South Africa?, Student Union Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1991

It's About Time, Japanese Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA; San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco, CA

1990

Strength and Diversity: Japanese-American Women, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

1989

San Salvador: City Under Siege, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1999

Local Hero of the Year, KQED and Union Bank of California (Asian American Heritage Month celbration), San Francisco, CA

1998-1999

Visual Art Fellowship, Artist Fellowship Program, California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA

1997-1999

Artist in Communities, Artist in Residence Program, California Aarts Council, Sacramento, CA

1997

New California Media Photographer of the Year, San Francisco, CA

1995

Asian American Journalist Association National Awards, First Place, Photojournalism, Photo Essay "CAGED: Manila's Invisible Children," Honolulu, HI

1993

Award of Excellence, Picture Story, "Manila's Invisible Children," Bay Area Press Photographers Association, San Francisco, CA

1992

Media Alliance Meritorious Award in Photography, San Francisco, CA

 

COMMISSION WORK

It's About Time -- an exhibition documenting the life of surviving Japanese Americans interned by the US government during World War II, while waiting for reparations and apology, National Japanese American Historical Society

The Human Face of Struggle for Civil Liberties -- an exhibition sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California for the Bicentennial Celebration of the Bill of Rights

Pork and other Perks: Corruption and Governance in the Philippines -- book published by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, National Book Award winner for Journalism

Reaching for a Dream -- a special publication about affirmative action sponsored by a consortium of civil rights organizations in California

What it took for Me to get Here: Young Writers on the Journey Through Life, San Francisco Writer's Corps

 

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