Thursday, March 18, 2021

Resilience

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Ron B. Wilson's impressive 30-year career as a professional traveling photographer has taken him all across the United States and the world, from Cuba and India to South Africa and Morocco. Always with his camera in hand, Ron has captured moments of unforgettable history, including the tragedy of 9/11 and the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The common theme that binds all these stories together has been undefeatable resilience. Ron's journey will inspire readers to live, learn and better understand the everyday struggles of communities across our vast planet. Photographers eager to learn more about their craft will find practical lessons accompanying every story, and non-photographers can appreciate the life lessons that come from the art of capturing the human condition. For lovers of travel, photography, art or humanitarianism, this book is a must-read.


my review...

An interesting book. I don’t think the enjoyment of it makes a difference whether you are a photographer or a horrid picture-taker (like me). It is like a travelogue and yet so much more. It is full of stories and feelings told through a very great storyteller’s eyes. 

This is a book that can create a lot of discussion. There are so many places he shows us. So much culture.  There are many good and bad things and/or memories we get to see. It’s all made very real in our eyes through this book. This is a book to share with family. This would be a great book club discussion book although I’m not sure how one could get the group to focus. There are so many great things to read about and to talk about.

read an excerpt...

Just before 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, I got a phone call from

my friend Lilly, a photojournalist working for the Miami Herald. She

told me there was a small plane crash at the World Trade Center, near

my place, and wondered if I could go downtown to shoot some photos.

We both interned for the Herald years ago, and if nothing else, she

figured, I could get published in the paper.

I quickly got up, grabbed my gear, film and batteries, and ran out

the door.

I lived on 23rd Street in New York City, near a subway stop.

Leaving my apartment, I walked into a splendid September day: low

humidity, abundant sunshine. It was a Tuesday, primary day for the

upcoming municipal elections, which would decide the successor of

Rudy Giuliani. Later that day, the polls would close early and end up

being postponed for two weeks.

I jumped on the downtown 6 Train, anxiously wondering what

was happening. All the other riders were already talking about “the

accident” in ominous voices and hushed tones, an air of mystery wafting

throughout the crammed train.

I made it to Canal Street before the entire train line stopped. The

conductor’s voice crackled over the intercom, informing us that trains

were no longer traveling southbound. Our journey was over. We needed

to get off.

By the time I peeked above ground, having climbed what seemed

like endless stairs ascending into the streets of lower Manhattan, I

already knew this was no accident.


about Ron B. Wilson...

Ron B. Wilson's impressive 30-year career as a professional traveling photographer has taken
him all across the United States and the world, from Cuba and India to South Africa and Morocco. Always with his camera in hand, Ron has captured moments of unforgettable history, including the tragedy of 9/11 and the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The common theme that binds all these stories together has been undefeated resilience. Ron's journey will inspire readers to live, learn and better understand the everyday struggles of communities across our vast planet. Photographers eager to learn more about their craft will find practical lessons accompanying every story, and non-photographers can appreciate the life lessons that come from the art of capturing the human condition. For lovers of travel, photography, art or humanitarianism, this book is a must-read.

 

Main Website: https://artstyleflow.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ronbwilson/

Twitter https://twitter.com/ronbwilson

Portrait Website: http://www.ronbwilson.com/newsite/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ronnie.wilson.739

Recent Speech on book: https://youtu.be/ABgPFg5iZ14

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronbwilson/

 

Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Resilience-Stories-Lessons-Ardent-Photographer/dp/0578808307/



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