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Raquel "Rocky" Natalicchio is an international photojournalist, teaching artist and motivational speaker who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Raised a traveler, both living and traveling through out the United States, Europe, Africa and Latin America her passion and expanding global awareness has influenced her distinct style, placing her at the forefront of street photography. Raquel strives to “bring a uniquely creative and positive light into social photography and artistic activism that will give hope and inspire people.” 

 She has curated and organized several of her own solo exhibits and events, while also having shown in Miami Art Basel 2016, Photo LA 2017, Night On Broadway 2017, Los Angeles Center of Photography, "Her" honoring Women's Month with the City of Los Angeles 2017, DTLA Frieze Week NYC 2017 and winning best in show with Art House NYC in 2017. Her work has also been published in national and international magazines, local and online news sources such as DTLA Times and CNN. Inspired from her passion for education, Raquel has become a teaching artist, developing a photography curriculum centered on self love that she is teaching teen girls ranging from 13-18 through after school programs such as Las Fotos Project and Ruckus Roots in Los Angeles, CA. In September of 2017, her first book was published, 'Spray for Peace' , a compilation of inspirational stories and messages from LA graffiti legends to the next generation of young street artists. This year she has traveled nationwide with Road Trip Nation as an ambassador, speaking to college and high school students about career exploration focused on defining their own road through their passions and interests. 

 

Keep up with her on the next adventure by Following her IG @RockMyWorldRocky & Blog #RNPExplores

 They say when something is right or meant to be the entire universe conspires to make it so. It’s that“AHA!” moment, like falling in love for the first time. For me it happened when I picked up a camera.