Rosem is a Filipina photographer and nurse based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a National Geographic Explorer and a We, Women artist producing visual stories that focus on human relationships and resilience in areas of trauma recovery, culture preservation and health outcomes. She is a contributor for NPR, The Washington Post, Reuters, The New York Times, and CNN.

Rosem is often found in the company of her husband, Ian, who is also a photographer, and their two dogs, Maia and Akira.


2020 National Geographic Photography Seminar Speaker

2020 14th Julia Cameron Award: Black and White Category

2019 We, Women Artist Grant

2019 National Geographic Explorer

2019 New York Times Portfolio Review

2019 Pictures of the Year Rising Star Scholar

Workshops and Mentorships

2020 Women Photograph Mentorship Program

2019 Eddie Adams Workshop

2019 Missouri Photo Workshop

2019 International Women's Media Foundation HEFAT training


2020 14th Julia Cameron Award Exhibition

2019 Women Photojournalist of Washington Juried Exhibition

Based in Baltimore, Maryland

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