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Isabella La Rocca González is an artist, educator, and activist working primarily with photography. Her work is part of a long tradition in art and photography: to bring to light and find beauty in the hidden, unconscious, or disregarded. As a first generation American, her work is deeply influenced by her Mexican and Italian roots. Her art practice is also inextricably linked with her ecofeminist, total liberation activism. Awards for her work include the Ferguson Grant from the Friends of Photography in San Francisco, CA for excellence and commitment to the field of photography. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States including a solo show at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Photography from Indiana University. After 21 years, she left her home in the San Francisco Bay area to found the Photography and Moving Image program at a small liberal arts college in Kentucky where she lives in a peaceful cabin high on a hill that looks out over a river, fields, and many trees and birds. After almost thirty years of teaching art and photography to thousands of students in state universities, art schools, private liberal arts colleges, and community colleges, she has left academia to devote herself full-time to her art practice. 

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