Each June I teach a photography study abroad class in Europe. This year we traveled to Florence, Berlin and London. When I’m not teaching, I like to make photographs in each of the cities. Here is a collection of photographs from this year’s trip.
Ron Amato is a Professor of Photography and Related Media at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Much of Ron’s work centers on issues of sexual identity. His seminal show of intimate self-portraits at Richard Anderson Fine Arts in NYC in 2000 earned Ron a reputation for his frank portrayal of the sexual dynamic between men. In 2016 Ron published his first monograph, "The Box", which continued his exploration of these themes. The photo series and book garnered worldwide praise and won an American Photographic Artists Award for Outstanding Photography Series. Ron’s most recent project, "Gay In Trumpland", has explores the systematic recinding of rights and protections for the LGBTQ community by the current executive branch of the United States government.