Photographer Robert Tardio was raised in the outskirts of Washington DC. Passionate about photography from an early age, he attended Colgate University where he studied art history, photography, and film. He received his B.A. with honors in Fine Arts and then moved to New York City to pursue his work as a photographer. Robert has received numerous awards in recognition of his creative efforts, including a Clio and an MPA Kelly award. He has also been recognized by numerous publications including Print Magazine, Communication Arts, Art Direction, Graphics, PDN/Nikon, and the APA awards book.