Thursday, March 25, 2021

Blurb Blitz + #Giveaway: Resilience Stories and Lessons From An Ardent Photographer by Ron B. Wilson @ronbwilson @GoddessFish


 

Resilience Stories and Lessons From An Ardent Photographer

by Ron B. Wilson

GENRE: Travel, Photography

BLURB:

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.


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.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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.

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Buy Link:

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Giveaway:

$10 Amazon/BN GC




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3 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very good book.

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