Columbia University Fellowship by Rico Shino

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve recently been selected by Columbia University for a fellowship program focused on examining the problematic and multi-pronged system of mass incarceration in the United States! The scope of my fellowship will include constructing a comprehensive art exhibit for the 6th annual Beyond The Bars conference at Columbia. Mark your calendars for the conference: March 4-6, 2016!

Social Print Studio artist-in-residence! by Rico Shino

Great news! My collaborative partner Shino Yanagawa and I have recently been chosen for an artist residency sponsored by Social Print Studio! From December 2015 to February 2016, we’ll be in San Francisco working on a new project specific to the city! Stay tuned for updates on the project! 

Fordham University magazine profile by Rico Shino

I had the extreme honor and pleasure of being featured in the quarterly alumni magazine of my alma mater, Fordham University. If you’re not an alumnus and can’t get your hands on print copy, head over to their website and read the story online

Finding Dante- Amsterdam News feature story by Rico Shino

Phase one of my successful Finding Dante exhibit with photographer Shino Yanagawa was touted by several media outlets! Check out our appearance on the NY1 talk show Inside City Hall with Errol Louis here! Also, read Metro’s cover story on our exhibit here and the Amsterdam News feature here! Visit the Finding Dante website here!

Finding Dante exhibit Indiegogo campaign launch by Rico Shino

Photographer Shino Yanagawa and I, co-creators of We The People, have launched a new project! Finding Dante is a dynamic and unique undertaking that seeks to address the largely absent youth voice in the national conversation about recent grand jury rulings and policing practices in communities of color. Go to our website here and donate to our Indiegogo campaign here

We The People exhibit at Brooklyn Historical Exhibit by Rico Shino

My partner Shino Yanagawa and I have the honor of announcing the unveiling of our photojournalism exhibit We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words at the Brooklyn Historical Society today! Featuring Jamel Shabazz, Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Yasiin Bey, Nelson George, and more! Check back for dates of accompanying public programs such as panel discussions and film screenings. On exhibit through March 2015! For gallery hours and days, click here!

We The People exhibit with Chashama by Rico Shino

If you're in New York City, head up to Harlem and check out the latest exhibition of my photojournalism project with photographer Shino Yanagawa entitled We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words! On display as part of arts organization Chashama's Window Spaces program through January 5th! 443 West 127th Street between Amsterdam and Convent avenues)! Visit Chashama's website for more info!