Ron Williams, originally from San Francisco and long time resident of the Castro, at 76, started photographing at the age of 12. His passion for photography is focused on the nature of things, from film to digital. Capturing the elusive aesthetic qualities of life, LGBTQ culture and nature has always fascinated him. Ron’s Pride photography expresses how we as a community have proven, “Diversity is our Strength.”
Ron’s vision and photographic art is a melding of technical experience, aesthetic expression, and the lust for that perfect image. As a “witness to history,” he started documenting Gay Freedom Day parades in 1974 while working as a freelance graphic artist and photographer for the Bay Area Reporter. All his documentary work before 1980, was lost in a Russian River Flood. He then returned to his beautiful City, and resumed photographing San Francisco’s Pride events.
In 2015 Ron moved to Palm Springs, where he lives with his husband Howie, and is still an active photographer in the LGBTQ community there in the desert.
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