Rocio Yepez / Dallas, TX
CEO | Founder
It's not always easy to track down Rocio. She's always been a free spirit, but since her epic solo backpacking trip, she's been consuming life in rather large quantities! Four months of travel adventure in southeast Asia will do that to a person!
By trade, she's a lifestyle, portrait, and travel photographer. Fascinated by the give and take between people, she aims to capture that magic instant BETWEEN moments - the "passing" moments, where little is offered, but so much is revealed.
When she's not capturing life on film, she may be in acting class, at the bookstore, or engaged in a class to learn something completely new. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a strong mind to earn tenure as a permanent student at community college. If you see her flat-footed, be sure to snap a picture, that's about as rare as seeing her in a bad mood. She's constantly moving, exploring, discovering, and growing.
You can witness her work at www.rocioyepez.com
Mark Darrough / Denver, CO
Mark feels most at home when he's, well ... not at home. Strap him with a camera and he's thrilled to trek through remote villages soaking in the sights, smells, and sounds that make the developing world so vital and intriguing.
He spent five years in Africa, shooting everything from mountain gorillas charging through bamboo forests to social upheaval in Liberia. His long-term documentary work encompasses a range of topics including: Rwanda's economic and cultural rise from the 1994 genocide, East African wildlife, the justice system in the slums of Monrovia, and Liberia's struggling health care system.
His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, and New York Times, among others.
This year he returns to East Africa on a 5-month journey documenting traditional fishing societies along the Great Rift Valley.
You can see more of his work at www.markdarrough.com