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Jose Luis Rodriguez Pitti
José Luis Rodríguez Pittí
José Luis Rodríguez Pittí at Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair 2014..
(1971-03-29) 29 March 1971 (age 50) Panama City, Panama
Writer, photographer, professor
Fiction, Essays, Short stories, poetry, Documentary photography
He is the author of short stories, poems and essays. Rodríguez Pittí is author of the books "Panamá Blues" (Panamá, 2010, ISBN978-9962-683-02-5), "miniTEXTOS" (Flash fiction anthology, Panamá, 2008), "Sueños urbanos" (Panamá, 2008, ISBN9962-00-473-X) and "Crónica de invisibles" (Panamá, 1999, ISBN9962-802-06-7). Most of his stories and essays were published in literary magazines and newspapers.
In 1994, the Universidad de Panamá awarded him with the Premio "Darío Herrera". Other literary honors received are Accesit in the Premio Nacional "Signos" 1993 (Panamá), Concurso Nacional de Cuentos "José María Sánchez" 1998 (Panamá), Concurso "Amadís de Gaula" 1999 (Soria, España) and the Concurso "Maga" de Cuento Corto 2001 (Panamá) 
President of the Writers Association of Panama from 2008 to 2010. Founder and President of Fundación El Hacedor (since 2007).
From 1990 to 1995 he traveled extensively in the Panamanian region of Azuero to collect stories and photograph, the body of three photo essays: "Viernes Santo en Pesé", "Cuadernos de Azuero", and "Noche de carnaval". Other photography essays are "De diablos, diablicos y otros seres de la mitología panameña" and "Regee Child". In 1994 he won the Premio Canon "Día de la Tierra". Some of his photographs are cover art of books published in Panamá. His work has been exhibited in Panamá, México, Canadá and Italy.