After spending the past 15 years founding and working with some of the best and busiest wedding photography studios in the U.S. and photographing over 500 weddings around the globe, Ron has reconnected with his true passion: inspirational photojournalistic fine-art travel photography. 

After shooting projects for Photographers Without Borders in India, Botswana, and Guatemala recently, he realized that photography has the power to literally change the world, and that's what he intends to do from now on with his life and career.

New York City and Miami Photographer Ron B. Wilson specializes in an award winning fashion based documentary style of photography. Ron was recently featured in Professional Photographer Magazine with an article about the {revisited} sessions that he created, and over the past few years he has been honored with many awards at the WPPI and PPA’s Imaging USA Conferences.

Ron began his career in photography very early in life and was always the kid with the camera. He knew he was going to be a photographer and never thought of doing anything else, and he brings that passion to every assignment. He studied photography at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. During his education at AIFL he was selected for an internship at The Miami Herald. The internship was an invaluable experience, which helped mold him and his talents into the person he is today. He continued to freelance for The Miami Herald after the end of his internship, where he photographed everything from celebrities, breaking news, and portraits to daily features. He was granted a scholarship from Polaroid and upon graduation, he was awarded The Best Portfolio in his graduating class.

After graduating he headed off to Budapest, Hungary for another internship with a local news service agency. His assignments there ranged from local Hungarian news, to traveling with and covering Hilary Rodham-Clinton’s visit to Eastern Europe to photographing the end of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. This was the hardest, yet most rewarding time in his life.

After he returned to United States, he relocated to New York City where he has worked in many different fields of photography such as fashion, commercial, architecture, and portraiture. He has covered every possible subject from the World Trade Center Tragedy to the blackout of 2003, and has been published in many publications such as The New York Times, Modern Bride, Asian Photography and Imaging Magazine, and RangeFinder Magazine. Ron’s primary goal is to tell stories with images and to bring out the very best in every detail of each subject he photographs.

1. What makes you passionate about helping Clean Futures Fund?

I was 18 years old when the accident happened at Chernobyl and very interested in the story as it unfolded, I remembered being glued to the TV. Ten years later in 1997 when I was doing an internship in Eastern Europe I wanted to travel to Ukraine to photograph how life was at that time in the area, but I could not make the trip due to timing conflicts. Now, all these years later, I'm on my way representing PWB to cover the Clean Futures story. I look forward to covering all the things they are working on such as local healthcare and the Dogs of Chernobyl project.

2. How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them? 

I bring 20 plus years as a professional photographer and have a passion for telling stories with my cameras. I am very interested in healthcare, animals, and life in general in Eastern Europe. I look forward to meeting and working with the staff, volunteers, and local people to do my best in telling their stories and making a difference through my photography.

3. What message would you like to send to your supporters?

I realize this is not my first project for PWB and that I am relying on a lot of the same friends and family members who have supported me in the past. I promise to make the very most out of this opportunity and hopefully make all of my supports proud. They are helping me help others, and I believe one of the most important things is to live a life of service. I appreciate every dollar!