1. What makes you passionate about helping Azad India?
This will be my THIRD project for PWB, and I am beyond excited about this particular project. I've been to India twice before and love it there. Actually, my first trip there was to help photograph a friend who was building a school in Southern India, and that's where I really felt that I was on to doing something meaningful with my photography. So returning all these years later on a "real" assignment is a dream come true! I am passionate about helping Azad India for many reasons, but I am particularly looking forward to being part of showing their hard work helping reach out to poor and marginalized women, adolescents, disadvantaged, and marginalized children from rural and urban areas of Kishanganj district. This area of India is in the far north and borders Nepal! I can't wait to get there and get to work.
2. How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
I've certainly realized in my life as a photographer, and especially through my previous work with PWB, that photography literally has the power to change the world. I hope to bring my experience to this assignment and create moving images that Azad can use to further their work making a difference in this area of the world.
3. What message would you like to send to your supporters?
I am grateful to have many friends, family, and clients interested in the work I am doing these days. Starting my new blog a few years ago was a departure from the mostly wedding photography I'd been working on for so many wonderful years. Working with PWB changed my life. I want to take a minute to ensure my supporters know that the passion, hard work, and professionalism I brought to my weddings will guide me on this new venture, and I intend to be even better as I learn, grow, and develop my skills in a direction to do positive things for people using my camera. I'm honored to have them with me every step of the way!
Ron has been recognized by:
- The New York Times
- Professional Photographer Magazine
- Range Finder Magazine
- The Miami Herald
- National Geographic
- The Knot
- Grace Ormonde among others.
- Photographers Without Borders
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