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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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

Cellist performs in Sarajevo's National Library in 1992
Syrian-American composer who plays for peace

A symphony for Syria reminds me of Sarajevo and the hope that cosmopolitan tolerance will survive…

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