Libero Antonio Di Zinno
Instructor, Film & Television, Film, Media & Communication, Journalism & New Media
BFA, Photography, Art Center College of Design
Di Zinno taught at his alma mater the Art Center College of Design since 2003. This led to a fateful meeting with the founding members of the VII agency during a masterclass VII workshop setting into motion his own body of work around conflict and aftermath. Passion projects include working in Afghanistan since 2008 for a non-profit, Mountain to Mountain. Further, his work in Africa and Asia for the innovative designers at IDEO.org and their client the Rockefeller foundation (2014) serve to underline the global nature of his passion for storytelling and 'giving voice' projects to those who are underserved. Di Zinno co-directed a team of photographers to cover the Special Olympics World Games (2015). More recently he has tutored young image-makers for the Center for Sacred Studies on behalf of the Great Sioux Nation and the Black Hills Initiative (2016). Looking ahead to endangered activism with a series of travel adventures on Big Cats (2017). More recently he has served as a director for CHOC (children’s hospital orange county) in a public service campaign for the Thompson Autism Foundation.