About

Sean Rocha in Shinjuku, Japan
Sean Rocha is a writer and photographer based in New York.  He has lived in Hong Kong, Cairo and Paris and his work focuses on the intersection of culture, politics, and travel.  His articles and photographs have been published in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, New York magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Slate, and The Cairo Times.  In addition, he is the correspondent and resident voyageur for Le Monde d’Hermès, wandering the globe to capture in words and images the unique view on the world of the French luxury house Hermès.

As an artistic and business consultant, Sean’s clients have included Hermès in Paris, where he worked directly with Artistic Director Pierre-Alexis Dumas to conceive and develop a prospective new business line, and the Whitney Museum in New York, where he advised the curator Larry Rinder on the landmark exhibit The American Effect about how artists around the world see America.

Working for the writers organization PEN American Center, Sean has produced and directed live multimedia performances at Lincoln Center and Town Hall in New York, collaborating with artists and writers such as Arthur Miller, Chinua Achebe, Studs Terkel, Dorothy Allison, Paul Schrader, Jay McInerney, George Plimpton, Rick Moody, Eikoh Hosoe, and Denis O’Hare, among others.  In addition, he worked on a book series at the Paris Review that drew on the famed literary journal’s unrivaled archive of interviews with many of the world’s great novelists and poets.

Previously, Sean was a columnist for the Cairo Times when it was Egypt’s leading independent newspaper and an Asia political analyst for the Swiss bank UBS in Hong Kong during the time that China began to emerge as a global power.

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