Today it is my pleasure to welcome Ron B. Wilson and his book Resilience: Stories and Lessons From An Ardent Photographer.
About the Author and the Book
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.
Find the Author
Main Website: https://artstyleflow.com
Portrait Website: http://www.ronbwilson.com/newsite/
Recent Speech on book: https://youtu.be/ABgPFg5iZ14
Buy the Book
Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Resilience-Stories-Lessons-Ardent-Photographer/dp/0578808307/
Yes, there is a giveaway
The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
This post is part of a tour sponsored by Goddess Fish. Check out all the other tour stops. If you drop by each of these and comment, you will greatly increase your chances of winning.
My Favorite Excerpt
Life comes and goes if we don’t focus on what we really want. But I know what I want—I want to be a donor and an investor in the world. I want to make more deposits than withdrawals. I want my words and actions to carry weight, not to be fleeting and inconsequential.
Travel allows me to establish myself in the world, to make something real, to manifest things. Traveling gives us more stories to tell. And marginalized people have the right to share their stories with the world as much as anyone—maybe even more so. Privileged people like myself can help with that. I believe I was not born in the USA just to sit in my backyard and barbecue chicken on weekends, but to use my advantages, my resources and abilities, to help those who don’t have what I have. These are gifts to help others. Regardless of your passions, you must concentrate on what is important and what is real.
Don’t be afraid of the road less traveled. Heck, any road at all will do. The person who leaves is not always the same person who comes back. I don’t want to reach the end of my life and realize I’m the same person I was at 17. I want to evolve, to grow. I don’t want to regret
decisions I didn’t make, dreams I didn’t pursue, risks I didn’t take.
Ron B. Wilson — we appreciate your sharing your book Resilience: Stories and Lessons From An Ardent Photographer with us! Best of luck with sales and with all of your future endeavors.