"Ron 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 Atlantic News Service. 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. 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. After shooting projects for Photographers Without Borders in Ukraine, India, Botswana, and Guatemala recently, Ron 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. Below are some of his favorites photos from those projects."
Ron is currently working on his blog Art, Style, Flow
http://www.artstyleflow.com, an inspirational Travel, Style and Fine-Art Photography project, and just published the premier issue of an accompanying magazine. He is also writing a book which is half photography instruction and half personal stories.
1. What makes you passionate about helping Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) www.sasod.org.gy?
I currently live in Miami, FL and lived in New York City before that. Both cities are very liberal and have large LBGT communities. I am looking forward to visiting Georgetown, and helping document the work of SASOD. As the world changes it's view on sexual orientation, it's important to remember, point out, and help with the ground-breaking hard work being done in countries like Guyana by SASOD. I feel privileged to have this opportunity.
2. How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
I bring 25 years of passion and experience as a professional photographer, and look forward to listening to and learning from SASOD. I will have two full weeks getting to know the organization, which will give me time to accurately tell their story.
3. What message would you like to send to your supporters?
This will be my fifth project for PWB. I love that each project is so different, but that they all have the same goal: to help others and make a difference in the world. I sincerely appreciate all of the support I have received for these assignments, and look forward to getting to Guyana and getting to work!