Sean Rocha
Sean Rocha
Sean Rocha
Sean Rocha
Sean Rocha

Latest Work

Tulou entrance in Xiashi, China, photo by Sean Rocha
Li Xiaodong’s modest, radical architecture

The New York Times misses why a small library in rural China represents a great hope for the country…

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Found Object

My family in the Turkish village of Zir, 1948
My family in central Turkey, 1948

A nothing moment on their travels that seems to capture a life now lost…

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Travels

Lamps, Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo
The cultural destruction of war in the Middle East

My beloved Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo may not be a total loss but much is elsewhere…

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Close Reader

Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia
The late Omar Sharif in a magazine called Alive

I remember Omar Sharif best for a 1997 interview in a forgotten magazine in Cairo…

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That is Genius

My permission from the State Dept to travel to Lybya, photo by Sean Rocha
The long, strange journey of checked luggage

Finally, the answer to how many chances are there along the way to steal my valuables…

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