Rock, Sheila

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Rock, Sheila

PERSONAL:

Born in IL; daughter of Robin Okubo; married Mick Rock. Ethnicity: "Japanese American." Education: Boston University, B.A. Politics: Liberal. Religion: "Universal."

ADDRESSES:

Home—London, England. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Commercial photographer (fashion and advertising) and fine art photographer. Exhibitions: Photographic exhibitions include "Sera: The Way of the Tibetan Monk," photographed at the Sera Jey Monastery in India. Work exhibited in shows in England, including Special Photographers Gallery, London, 2001, Photographers Gallery, London, and Blue Tulip Gallery, Windsor, 2004, and East Asian Art Museum, Bath, 2006; work exhibited in the United States at June Bateman Gallery, New York City, 2003, 2004, Tibet House Gallery, New York, NY, 2003, and Watermark Gallery, Houston, TX, 2005; also exhibited at Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy, 2004, and Wereld Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2005; work exhibited at art fairs in the Netherlands and England, and represented in permanent collections at National Portrait Gallery, London, and Polaroid Collection, Boston, MA.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Documentary prize, Humanity Photo Awards, UNESCO and China Folklore Photographic Association, for photographs from "Sera: The Way of the Tibetan Monk."

WRITINGS:

Sera: The Way of the Tibetan Monk, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including Elle, Glamour, Sunday Times, Time, Architectural Digest, and Bride's.

SIDELIGHTS:

Sheila Rock told CA: "I was born in the United States and have lived and worked in London since 1970. I have had a successful career photographing the entertainment and music industry. My subjects include the opera singer Placido Domingo, the conductor Sir Simon Rattle, and the actressKate Winslet. I have also worked with the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet. My British Olympic portraits of Sir Steven Redgrave and Denise Lewis are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London."