Shirley Rodriguez (also credited as Shirley Miranda-Rodriguez) is a New York-based editorial and commercial still and motion photographer and media producer. Shirley has shot for notable brands including Olay, Fruit of the Loom, CoverGirl, Girls Scouts of the USA, Pantene, Isaac Mizrahi, and the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival, for whom she collaborated on the 2008 campaign that won HBO the PromaxBDA Bronze Award. Her work has been appeared in Latina, Crain, Siempre Mujer, El Diario, Metro, Hispanic, Urban Latino, The New York Times Online and Vibe magazines among other notable publications.
Year prior to founding Create The Remarkable, Shirley was co-founder and Creative Director of the creative services firm, Somos Arte.
Easily as passionate about art education as she is about the creation process itself, Shirley has held residencies at or provided arts education services at various institutions including The Tribeca Film Institute, Manhattan Youth, the Educational Video Center, The Girl Scouts of Greater New York, The Film Society/Lincoln Center and The Brooklyn Children’s Museum. In line with her history of community and advocacy work, in 2012, she was one of four professional Latina moms selected to address First Lady Michelle Obama at a historic round table discussion where she discussed the issue of the limited resources afforded to Latino children and families affected with autism spectrum disorders.
Julián Gerena-Quiñones is a skilled video editor and motion photographer, and the former owner and Executive Producer of Barrio Media, a community focused video production company out of El Barrio/East Harlem. His experience includes work with several non-profits such as Harlem RBI, the East Harlem Business Capital Corporation and Boys and Girls Harbor, as well as documentary projects focused on public education, affirmative action and the model-minority myth. Passionate about supporting the dreams of aspiring young filmmakers, he actively teaches programs through long-standing residencies at the Tribeca Film institute and Manhattan Youth.