"Off the Beaten Track"
Presenter: Ron Levine
Monday, September 17, 2018
Ron is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has been profiled in publications such as Applied Arts Magazine, Elle Magazine, and Sweden’s Hasselblad Forum. His clients include American Express, Verizon Wireless, CN Rail and Deloitte-Touche.
Between commercial assignments, he teaches photography classes at Dawson College in Montreal and Photo-Storytelling at Five Keys Charter Schools in Los Angeles.
Ron Levine is an award-winning commercial photographer based in Montreal. He has worked on assignments around the world photographing for ad campaigns, annual reports, and corporate clients. His documentary projects have earned him extensive international acclaim, resulting in solo exhibitions in Poland, Brazil, Mexico, the United States and Canada. He is a much sought-after speaker, primarily on the subject of his 20-year project, Prisoners of Age, a series of photographs, video interviews, and installations on the subject of elderly inmates in the prison system. The extensive exposure of this series inspired a documentary film on his travels to prisons and to his other projects.
Between commercial jobs and teaching, Ron has worked on personal photographic projects since 1992. He often fills his time collecting personal stories and photographing subjects that are seldom considered. His fascination with these people has drawn him to photograph in many off-the-beaten-track locations. His "South of the Mason Dixon" series took him through the backroads of the US deep south.
He followed this up with a 4-year project photographing in BBQ joints throughout the south. His series on Alligator hunters for Air Canada’s En Route Magazine turned into an award-winning promotion for his commercial work.
Most recently, his 6-year project, "A Slice in Time", a panoramic series envisioning a selective suspended moment, has been exhibited at the Maison de Culture Cote des Neiges.